If one were to install the 4" hatch cover from Hobie, to use as inspection port, with a view toward potential use of lock nuts on gudgeon screws, where would they be best located?
In short, anyone that has done this, please share your thoughts on location - did you max out by putting them as far back as possible, or did you place them to allow for some space between edge of the hatch hole and the side of the hulls? If it is wise to leave some space, how much? How thick are the hulls in this area?
Any specifics on a H16, as regards any measurements/placement, may be helpful.
Update: 5-15-11, 5:55pm EST, installed with outer lip of hatch about 7' from end of hull. Worked out nicely.
1986 Hobie 16