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Both my hatches have these square pipe structures around them on the inside of the cabin.

I had vaugly assumed they were structural until I actually looked at them. They're thin hollow plastic or PVC pipes with a few screws and silicon holding them to the inside of the cabin.

Before I yank them down any idea what they were/are?


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Re: Another "What is This" Thread

No Clue... That's is scary. looks like a least a tube or two of chaulk to scrape off too.

Maybe someone's idea of attaching a shade or screen ?

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To hold black out canvas over the window so people can sleep during the day.... or not wake up at dawn. I have alaminum foil on the inside of the windows in my cabin.... but I still wake at dawn!

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Re: Another "What is This" Thread

Probably a cover or a bug screen that had gathered elastic around the border, the whole thing may have 'snapped' on around the pipe frame. Not a bad idea, though a bit unsightly as installed...

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Ah very good. I think the bug screen is probably it although shade makes sense too. I know there were screens for other hatches/ports in the junk I got with boat.

It's funny because I never really noticed them or thought about them until I rebed that hatch today and took a closer look.

I'll get rid of them. Nothing feels better than removing stuff from the boat. Hopefully that silicon peels right off.
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Yeah the first thing I thought was an over engineered, and somewhat industrial method of installing a bug screen. I guess the PO hadn't discovered the wonders of Velcro!

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Re: Another "What is This" Thread

Agree with the above, probably for a screen or something.

Could also control water from the hatch. If water comes in that hatch it might start running along the top until it reaches the sides of the hull, but with that PVC in place it would hit the PVC and drip straight down instead. I doubt anyone would put PVC up like that for that purpose when you could do the same thing by just running a trace of glue around the hatch instead of something big like PVC.

Edit, I just thought of a way to use that PVC as a bug screen. If you had screen or mosquito netting with a draw string sewn around the edge you could put the screen up so that the draw string was on the upper side of the PVC near the top and just pull the draw string tight and tie it and it would stay up, maybe that is how they used it (?)

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It is a home-brew version of this;





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Re: Another "What is This" Thread

If they used 5200 to glue those pipes in place, you will probably not be able to get it off without destroying the headliner. I would just add more pipes, tubes, and ducting, and go with the industrial look.

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If they used 5200 to glue those pipes in place, you will probably not be able to get it off without destroying the headliner. I would just add more pipes, tubes, and ducting, and go with the industrial look.
Haha no, 5200 was only used to bed the forward hatch...not for the mystery pipe structure.
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