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Strong Hatch required
I have one lazarette in my cockpit on the starboard side and a great empty space on the port.
That large space is BARELY accessible from the cabin, so barely that I have in fact sealed it off with marine board to keep stuff from falling into what is basically a black hole.
That means that my 28' foot sailboat has a clean dry space about 2' x 3' x 5' that is EMPTY.
The only real option is to cut the "seat" open and install a hatch of some sort, and then use the area for storage of lesser used items; spare sails, etc.
However, this is a high foot traffic area, which clearly calls for a STRONG hatch.
I am reluctant to spend the cash on an aluminum hatch, the grand or so required being better put towards a new mainsail.
But neither do I want any real potential for breakage and resulting injury.
Are there good strong hatches available at a price a 9-5 working guy can afford?
Thanks for any thoughts.