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this door and transom is very thick plexiglass, its actuly built as a step ladder to get inn the boat when swiming or boarding from a dingy, its prety solid thos it may not look so from photo.
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Closed - drain holes will be fine. It doesn't matter how sturdy you think it is, waves are many TONS of water and really don't care that you can/can't stand on it or whatever... the hinges would rip out no problem if that ever took a breaker
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It sounds/looks like the drainage is adequate. Clapets might be effective in a following sea, if you can install them so that they will always open freely to drain.

I've gotten water in my cockpit from waves breaking over the bow, my drains don't appear to be any larger than yours and the water drained pretty quickly.

As Killarney points out, you want to keep water out of the cabin. I would want a method of keeping the hatch boards locked in place.

hatch boards have lock pins alredy, but they arent water tigh.

this is something id love to modify, one perfectly sealed door.

the drains will be redriled one inche larger, I have room to do this.
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Closed - drain holes will be fine. It doesn't matter how sturdy you think it is, waves are many TONS of water and really don't care that you can/can't stand on it or whatever... the hinges would rip out no problem if that ever took a breaker
yes it probably would rip off, I dont think the ship would be jepardised without it? nevertheless I will keep it closed in ruged seas.
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yes it probably would rip off, I dont think the ship would be jepardised without it? nevertheless I will keep it closed in ruged seas.
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I guess it depends what you mean by storm... I'm thinking ocean, your transom says Ottawa. In any event, keep the thing closed, why would you sail with it open to begin with?
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