Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:42 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:42 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:53 am
Posts: 5
Hello,
I have an older 2007/8 Outback, and would like to add a hatch to the area in front of the seat, like the newer ones have.

Has anyone successfully done this or something like it? If so, how did you fill in the groves that are in that area to make them flat for a good seal on the hatch?

Thanks
Gus


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:38 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:29 pm
Posts: 2030
Location: High Point, NC
I did it. Successfully.

Get yourself one of the Hobie 8-inch twist and stow hatches. Place the mounting ring in front of the seat area. It will only fit in one position and you'll know that one when you find it! Draw an outline on the inside of the mounting ring with a black sharpie marker.

I used a Stanley all-purpose hand saw and worked slowing and carefully. Then used a wood rasp to clean up any un-perfect areas. I mounted the hatching ring with GOOP and the provided screws. It doesn't leak - at all.

The GOOP filled in the small indentations where the water grooves are located. No big deal. Again, nothing leaks.

It's a nice addition. You'll love it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group