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I've since decided to try and repair the hatch. Pulled the wood core off then filled cracks & layered chop mat on the underside with weight over wax paper to flatten the hatch back out while it cured. I sanded the top down significantly and faired the edges of the non skid which I'll also layer chop mat on but only after I generously epoxy the new wood core to the bottom. Then I'll try the soft sand non skid on the top when I paint. I wanted to try soft sand out somewhere before redoing the cockpit floor. There's a medium crack on the curve transitioning from the floor to the base of the companionway.
I will definitely compile a list of other parts that I desire. Hardware seems like something I could use backups/redundancies for. I've already lost one winch handle to the depths like an idiot. I have a machinist buddy making me 3 copies of the spare I had though.
I'll be doing my best to keep it in perfect working condition. She's in increasingly capable hands..mainly with the help and advice of others. I have found the you tube channel Boatworks Today which has been a great resource. You can see the rudder amidst my glass work in the background of last photo.
'Til Next Time,
Last edited by Tom Crookston; 04-14-2019 at 10:43 AM.