Build Date: July 2018

I stole an idea from Rod’s Mana 24 and built my own inspection hatch covers for the bows and sterns. I had saved the 9” round plastic screw-in hatches from the original boat, but after I saw this design I knew it would work better than the plastic ones - which were already breaking and missing O-rings. I built the gaskets out of old bicycle tubes glued together with contact cement.

Gaskets from Bicycle Tubes

Gaskets from Bicycle Tubes

Inner Side of Cover

Inner Side of Cover

Outer Side of Cover

Inside of Stern Cover When Installed

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