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Failed Sea Hood
My companionway hatch has been reluctant to open since I've owned the boat. I removed the sea hood expecting to see delamination, as this is apparently fairly common on Yankee 30's. I found some delamination at the rear of the hood, but not where it was rubbing (see white spot in picture). Looks like a previous owner may have repaired delamination in the past with Luan and glass, but that the hood now has a minor sag in it which is creating the rubbing. It's strange, you can barely see the sag from the side, but it is quite visible from the end view. The hood is part of the traveler so it would be difficult to replace it. I'm thinking about possible fixes like cutting out the low spot and glassing a piece of ply on top of the hood to act as the new top. Maybe having someone use the out side of the old hood to mold a new (larger) hood, and glassing it to the old part of the hood that connects to the traveler. Any ideas?
Last edited by L124C; 05-10-2009 at 12:18 PM.