Forward Hatch Cover on the Omega 14

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  1. c14_Jim

    c14_Jim Sailing on Shelter Bay

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    My boat was restored before I purchased it. In that process I think they made a new hatch cover out of flat stock plastic. It SEEMS to fit nicely, but apparently leaks because when it rains the bin below it fills with water. I might consider making a new hatch cover if I thought I could slow down the leaking.
    So here is my question. Does anyone have a picture of the original Omega 14 hatch cover so I can look at the original design for a reference? Jim
     
  2. Pete Z

    Pete Z Member

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    Here are a few pics of the hatch cover on my Omega 14, hope this helps. Let me know if you need more info. 1521825160787.jpg 1521825185044.jpg 1521825245479.jpg
     
  3. c14_Jim

    c14_Jim Sailing on Shelter Bay

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    Thank you. That is completely different that what I presently have. It appears much better made and much more water resistant. I will be thinking about duplicating something like yours out of wood and fiberglass. Although.....now that I look closely. ...mine is somewhat different. Is the black gasket I see recessed in grove, or just weather stripping?
     

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    Pete Z Member

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    The gasket is basically a rubber tube that is kept in place by a lip that rises up from the hole.
     
  5. c14_Jim

    c14_Jim Sailing on Shelter Bay

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    That looks pretty secure and water tight. My design is different. I am going to try putting some household weather stripping down and see how that works. Thanks for your help. Jim
     

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