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Weight for sunbrella hatch cover

I'm having a hatch cover made and want to have it weighted at the bottom. The part at the bottom of the companion way. I would prefer it be something like in a heavy bean bag paper weight. I'm thinking small bb's but am afraid they will rust and make rust stains. Any suggestions?
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I an assuming you re referring to the companionway. I did this on my islander 26 using sand. Sealed in a heavy mil plastic using heat to seam. This was sewn into the bottom. I also installed to snaps at the bottom to secure in bad weather when away from the boat.
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Scuba diver's belt weights: Cheap and readily available.
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You know that big jar of useless pennies you have laying around somewhere? That's what I used. Hemmed them in at the bottom of the companionway hatch screen we made.
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A short length of stainless chain sewn into the lower hem will weigh it down and not fall out if the hem develops a small hole.
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