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Source for engine access hatch?

My boats inboard is accessed through a opening in the cockpit floor. A Chrysler C22 did not originally come with an
inboard so this was an aftermarket addition. Anyway, the previous owner replaced the opening hatch with a piece of
aluminum that is fastened with screws.



It leaks everywhere when there is water in the cockpit and the water runs down into the cabin. It also takes
forever to try to remove all the screws. So I am looking for a replacement.

Looking online, I see a lot of hatches, but none that are large enough to fit my 20"x24" opening. They all seem
to be more rectangular, more like 14"x24". An example can be seen at the following link:

HATCH RECTANGLE NON SKID SURFACE 14" X 24" WHITE 170288

I have found some aluminum ones, but they are pricey at $500 and up.

Anybody have any ideas on a product that would be watertight, allow easy
access, either low profile or flush mount? I also thought about fabricating my own, perhaps using King StarBoard?
What say ye, ye wise sages of nautical knowledge?
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I wouldn't recommend using Starboard as a hatch material. It isn't designed to be used in structural construction on a boat. Making one out of fiberglass, using either foam, end-grain balsa or marine plywood as a core would be fairly easy to fit to your current opening.
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