This afternoon I found time to make a start at re-housing ‘Minnow’s’ hatch. I was able to fit a foam baffle to the forward end of the hatch gate. I also glued strips of foam to the underside of the port and starboard hatch sides. These are for preventing water from entering the cabin when the boat is heeled. I have yet to make a baffle for the forward end of the hatch to prevent water from swishing over the top of the cabin as far as the hatch gate baffle.
When everything is in place the hatch should virtually be waterproof.