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Installed new gasket and now pop top won’t close into place

Sep 7, 2021
Catalina 22 cooper river marina
So, I’ve been getting water in my 1979 Catalina 22 and I’ve noticed the gasket on the pop top was deteriorating so I ordered a new one from Catalina and installed it. I put the adhesive on the underneath of the pop top itself where the previous gasket was. Now, the pop top is not closing into place. I attached pictures to show what I’m talking about but I’m kind of lost on what’s causing it.
some other helpful info:
I have had the boat for a year and hadn’t opened the pop top until replacing the gasket the other day
The new gasket is about 3x as thick as the old gasket.
thank you in advance for helping me out