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Aft Deck Floor Hatch Repair


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What’s the best way to repair the door hatch cracking? I was thinking about using the West Marine System....looking for some advice. Thanks

 

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You almost certainly will want to cut the core out and re-core the hatch - if you think you might have some water intrusion it's probably soaked in there and covering it up will just make things worse.  

 

Cut core out - re-core - then re-glass

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Do you know anyplace I can have that done? I doubt that’s in my wheel house.

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I've done hatches on my boat with the west system it really isn't difficult. Worst part is getting the old wood core out if it's not fully saturated and still glued together.  Just remove hatch, cut out the wood from the underside. Clean it up, cut a new piece and then follow the directions on the west systems to glue it back in then add some fiberglass mat over the repair

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I think thats my plan. I have zero experience with this type of repair, but I can’t find anyone interested in doing it. Thanks for your input....maybe I have a chance..lol

 

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