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Rain under the sliding hatch while trailering ... SOLVED!

Sep 30, 2013
1988 Catalina 22 central Florida
This was a happy accident, just a raggedy old scrap of Sunbrella I found in the shed. I don't even know where it came from, but lo and behold, it was perfect for this.

There is a row of snaps along its forward edge (a bolt rope would also do the trick) which keep it from pulling out from under the poptop. The two ropes could go to clutches, cleats, winches or rails. Tuck it under the poptop, tighten the dogs, tie off the ropes, done. No more water gets in under the sliding hatch! :thumbup:

Dec 5, 2011
Catalina Catalina 22 #13632 Phenix City
That's a good idea Gene! The one time I had to make a short trip in the rain with my boat, I simply used a roll of 2" wide painters tape over the same area on the pop top and the sliding hatch. It peeled right off at the ramp and did the job quite nicely. I can't tell you how it would do in the log run, I only went about 80 miles.
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