This is a follow up on an older thread:viewtopic.php?f=75&t=44782
I have succeeded to fix my heavy leaking front hatch and tryed it out under season 2013.
The hatch is not leaking a single drop of water.
The tubular sealing must be replaced at least once a year and it is done in 30 seconds and cost about 2 US $. There is now no sealing at all mounted on the hatch.
BTW I forgot to say that I have adjust the shape of hull and hatch so they fitted better together than before. Mostly with knife (takes time!).
My english is not the best but I hope the pictures are clear enought.
The new sealing profile mounted on hull. This is more for protecting the edge of the hull when packing and unloding equipment. There is also a flat selfglued piece of rubber to prevent the tubular sealing from gliding on the hull.
Close view of the new protection list. This is NOT glued to the hull just pressed on.
Length of tubular pipe isolation glued to round sealing. Just before pressing it in to the trench.
Ready and done. No glue.
Wrong mounted. The glued seam is later moved to point backwards.
If any water pass the tubular sealing, the protection list prevents it from getting into hull.
The protection list rise the hull edge and also protect the tubular sealing.
Pictures below show how things looked after season.
thomas (in Sweden)