Tagged: sliding aft bouyancy hatch
- 04/06/2017 at 9:47 pm #241731030Participant04/06/2017 at 10:58 pm #24180AnonymousInactive
Nope, that’s not air-tight. It looks like a previous owner has modified it to make access easy for storage but kinda neglected that the buoyancy tank is needed to contribute to the safety of the boat.
In your case I would suggest you put as much buoyant material and bags as you can fit in there.
Incidentally if the aft tank does flood and there is no fixed buoyancy in there then when you get the boat up after an incident you will not be able to bail the boat out as the centreboard casing top will be underwater. Yes that’s a bit scary, isn’t it?
Mike04/06/2017 at 11:14 pm #24185Dave BarkerKeymaster
I agree that it’s not likely to be anywhere near watertight. Why not remove the rails and return to something like the original, with the hatch cover overlapping the opening on all four sides, a neoprene/foam seal all round and some clips to hold it down?07/06/2017 at 9:03 am #242031030Participant
Thanks guys. That was exactly my thoughts. Will probably go with simplest option and stick something floaty in there.
Cheers11/06/2017 at 10:27 am #24209SwiebertjeParticipant11/06/2017 at 4:36 pm #24212Dave BarkerKeymaster
I’ve (more or less) sorted out the hyperlink styling now.
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