Re: getting a Tartan 34C ready for offshore trip
Yes, That is very true. I added high-profile locking latches to the ice-box hatch, starboard locker hatch and lazarette hatch. One on each. Do you think that will suffice? Fiberglassing whole bulkheads is a major operation. My thinking is that what makes them open in an inversion is the weight of the locker content, and if the hatch can withstand that there should be no problem. Water pressure and wave action should not be an issue here, but I might be wrong. So no heavy chain and anchors in these places. Comments appreciated.
Regarding the bow chain locker, I experimented with both a wooden plug and building foam to seal the hawse pipe. Both seemed to work. Will that be sufficient or is a thru-hull really needed?
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