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post #118 of Old 02-07-2012
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Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
Yep--that's what I should have done, and ALWAYS do now. That hatch is closed anytime I'm not going below. Sometimes I forget to open it before coming up the ladder--OUCH! I have the scars to prove how much that hurts.


I will leave the companionway hatch open IF there is a dodger.

What I hate is hitting the closed hatch while wearing a ball cap, that little button on the top can really hurt and draw blood. Of course, the peak prevents you from noticing the hatch is closed.

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