Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The house is in Kingsport, TN. Boats are on Watauga Lake and in New Bern, NC
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Re: Rudder Post Access Hatch
My cutout does not interfere with the drain hose from the stb cockpit scupper.
Were I to be making a new hole, I'd mark the four corners then drill the safest one. Then from the engine compartment side, I'd figure out where the other three holes would be located. If it all looked good, I'd drill the other three corners before cutting the opening (just to be sure); if it looked bad, I'd shift to a better spot and try again.
A bolt in a hole repairs a badly placed hole. A bad cutout... not so easy.