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Old 10-09-2007, 06:44   #1
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Leaking Lewmar

I thought our hatch was leaking, so I removed it and reset it. First of all the leak was actually not the hatch, bummer, but now it does leak! Not around the flange, but around the seal. It did not leak there before, so I must have screwed it up some how.
What do you think I did wrong?
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I have found Lewmar frames to be less than straight in the past, and have had to bog a perfectly straight bit of boat, to suit a wonky Lewmar hatch frame to get a seal.

Could it be that the original beding down job had excess sealer to allow for discrepensy in hatch frame, and now that you have reset it, you have pulled the Lewmar frame straight and therefore made it leak.

Does that make sense.?

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I have found Lewmar frames to be less than straight in the past, and have had to bog a perfectly straight bit of boat, to suit a wonky Lewmar hatch frame to get a seal.

Could it be that the original beding down job had excess sealer to allow for discrepensy in hatch frame, and now that you have reset it, you have pulled the Lewmar frame straight and therefore made it leak.

Does that make sense.?

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that is my thought also, I may have pulled it down enough that it does not seal correctly. I wonder if a new seal would fix it? Removing and rebedding is a PITA
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You are probably better off rebedding it - besides you have experience now so it will go faster. Let the bedding compound dry before tightening the screws.
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