I need to add a new seal to the forward hatch
on my '74 Pearson
28-1. Hopefully photos of this hatch
A year or so ago I installed a strip of sticky back foam which was a good fit in terms of thickness and density. This hardware-store foam has already degraded to the point where it is permanently compressed around the forward rim of the hatch. I'm guessing that uv radiation through the closed and open hatch has been a factor in this breakdown.
Can anyone recommend an appropriate gasket
or seal for this hatch that will last a little longer? I've been toying with a few ideas including gluing in an appropriately sized bicycle tube that I could inflate to improve the seal as needed and/or fixing a dense rubber gasket
on one surface and a ribbed surface that would push into the rubber on the other surface. Before trying to set those up though I thought I'd find out what other solutions are out there for sealing this type of hatch.