I would like to repair
the forward hatch
on my AMF Paceship. The seal/gasket is all but shot and the inside of the lid has stress cracking along the sides. Also, the port hinge
has rust on it so I may have some water damage below the hardware.
What I would like to know is a quick run through of how one should repair
and old hatch
cover and what tools are essential for the job. Also, I have Don Caseys Sailboat maintenance book and it shows how to rebed hardware but what if I do have some water damage? Would I use a flanged nail and drill to bore out the wet area around then fill it full of epoxy
before I rebed? The hatch
cover contains the seal. There is no door the hatch
falls into. What I mean is, I canot replace the hatch because it is installed using the actual hull as its base or whatever you want to call it.
It is just the hinges
, the hatch cover its self and the bar that locks in place to keep the hatch up or lower it down. Can anyone help? Please pretend you are speaking to a four year old and be as detailed as possible.