BBC fiberglass hatch lm18

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BBC fiberglass hatch lm18

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I decided to scrap my hatches and go with the custom fiberglass hatches on BBC

Im going with the 22”x22” on the front deck, 22”x16” on the rear. I close up the deck and glassed. Then used the router to remove about 1/8” where the flange rests. I’ll epoxy it in place then glass the seams.

Has anyone used these any suggestions?
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Re: BBC fiberglass hatch lm18

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You gonna install drains?
My boat build is here -------->

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fallguy1000 wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 7:41 pm You gonna install drains?
Yeah, I’ll probably do it with pvc like some other builders have done

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Those hatches will really kick your build up a notch.

More work I know, but the gains in having a flush deck and drier storage with better cosmetics is real.

You won’t be sorry. It will be worth it.

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I'd venture it is quite a bit less work than making guttered hatches yourself. I had more time in making the hatch and surround for the skiff than rebuilding the casting deck and floor together.

A straight-edge could help as a guide for the router in cleaning up those relief cuts.

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Browndog wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 6:13 am Those hatches will really kick your build up a notch.

More work I know, but the gains in having a flush deck and drier storage with better cosmetics is real.

You won’t be sorry. It will be worth it.
Yeah I agree

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Matt Gent wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 10:23 pm I'd venture it is quite a bit less work than making guttered hatches yourself. I had more time in making the hatch and surround for the skiff than rebuilding the casting deck and floor together.

A straight-edge could help as a guide for the router in cleaning up those relief cuts.
Definitely less work

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Epoxied the hatch in place. I temporarily screwed it down with drywall screws, which spread the epoxy out really good and contact all around.
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I’ll glass these seems and it should be good.
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