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Re: Leaking Window-Hatch

Which Bomar hatch do you have? I have an old one with a metal frame and a plexi lens over my v-berth on my P-30, and when I first bought the boat it would flood the v-berth when it rained. I did the hose test on a dry day...have a dockmate hold the hose while I went below to check for ingress. For me, the water was coming in between the plexi and the frame. I spent a few hours one afternoon and removed the old silicone that was holding the lens in place, removed and cleaned the lens and the frame and used 3M 4000 in black inside and out. No leak since...not even last night with all the rain we had. If you haven't done so yet, have someone stand topside and run a hose over the hatch and observe where the water is entering.

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