Easy hatch

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8″ boat access hatch from ebay and MEC 35 litre dry bag
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cut hole in deck and dry bag and make a plywood ring which is put inside the dry bag before closing it. I used stainless steel bolts and exterior paintable caulking.
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It didn’t slacken the skin very much but next time I might put in the hatch before painting so I can shrink the skin around it.

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It Works!!

Had to give it a try , no rigging or hatch and not enough paint to fill the weave but it works great. Tracks maybe a little too good but who cares, it's not a white water boat.
Had to give it a try , no rigging or hatch and not enough paint to fill the weave but it works great. Tracks maybe a little too good but who cares, it’s not a white water boat.