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Offline maxiSwede

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Re: Good hatch design?
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2017, 01:30:41 PM »
The one big thing I did that was a huge improvement, was adding that seahood. Had to go to an English boating book to get plans- NONE of the American authors had anything comparable- all just addon's that screwed to deck fiber glass shells. Book called "Yacht Joinery and Fitting" by Mike Saunders

Oh and reducing the opening to 24 inches instead of the original 32 inches- you could fly a helicopter thru the original :)

The tops are balsa cored 1/2 inch thick pieces.

This pic while under construction


That's a lovely Hood!  Also to add a bridge deck, IF not already featured, is a major improvement in seaworthiness of a vessel. In fact, should be mandatory on anything but day sailors ;-)
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Re: Good hatch design?
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2017, 04:55:02 PM »
Hello everyone,

For a hatch design ( I think good ), take a look on the POGO boats 30,40 ...