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post #73 of Old 10-31-2012
fenchurch9
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Re: westsail 32

On Maka Le'a, our W32, we have a hefty chunk of teak where the cockpit meets the cabin top corner. This block, about 2 inches thick and 5 inches high keeps the water from running into the cockpit. Also, because we have a teak cockpit and fiberglass decks, the cockpit is a bit higher than the side decks. With this in mind, there is a whole cut into the teak block which allows water to flow out but, because it is raised from the level of the side deck, prevents a good sum of water,from flowing in. It's a very simple and elegant fix for a problem that so many complain about.
Erika
Maka Le'a
W32 #55
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