Hatch Leak

Jun 25, 2004
300
Hunter 306 Pasadena MD
I discovered some wet cushions in the v-berth right after haul-out. Testing with a hose revealed a leak from the black rubber gasket in the large Lewmar ocean hatch above the berth.
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It's pretty clearly coming in at the seam in the gasket. My inclination is just to smear some sort of rubbery sealant into the seam: maybe just clear silicone. Any recommendations, please?
 
Dec 14, 2003
1,324
Hunter 34 Lake of Two Mountains, QC, Can
Do verify which type of sealant you use for that application. Some of them do not adhere to the rubber and/or the plexi glass.
 
Jan 7, 2011
3,043
Oday 322 East Chicago, IN
Black gasket material might be the ticket…


I used something similar around my plexiglass window that was pulling away a little. Sealed it up nicely.

Greg
 
Jun 25, 2004
300
Hunter 306 Pasadena MD
Thanks for the advice, guys. (Sorry not to reply sooner: work and all...) After some outside reading, I'm thinking clear silicone, or maybe the superglue thing. I do like that hatchmasters site, though: I'll keep that in reserve for a rainy day, so to speak.