So, I just ordered 3 new offshore
hatches. The trouble is that the required size for the cut out is approximately 8mm (5/16") bigger than the current
hole. This is not a problem per-se; there is enough room. The problem is that the deck
is kevlar and, where the hatches mount, not very thick.
is about 4-5mm (5/32-3/16") thick, with 2 layers of Kevlar and a bit of fiberglass
on top). I'm just a bit worried about cutting it, since Kevlar is notoriously difficult to cut.
Optons under consideration at the moment are
Angle grinder with diamond cutting blade (for straights)
Jigsaw with fine toothed cutting blade (for radius')
Router (although this is tricky because ther is not really a big enough flat surface to work with).
Anyone have any experience with this type of work care to offer advice? Thanks.