Fitting a hatch

Bassplayer

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I am just about to fit a hatch to the wheelhouse roof.
Now, most hatches seem to open to the rear - is there any reason why it can't open to the front to catch air while underway and force it into the wheelhouse which does get a bit hot?

answers please.......:)
 

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are you likely to be heading offshore into lumpy wet stuff jumping on board ?

It's hard to imagine forgetting to dog a hatch down under such circumstances, but it does happen, and it takes along time for salty wet sleeping bags to dry out. :eek:

Good idea if you are on rivers only because you can stand there with your head through the hatch and watch the oncoming narrowboats more easily.
 

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Isn't that one of those twin engined Fairey Swordsman jobbies that go like the clappers though?

Well.... not sure about clappers, but 28kts is nice!:D
Hmmm... hadn't thought about that. Will be heading off into the lumpy briney this summer to Guernsey (get some of that cheap fuel) so I suppose rear opening makes sense.

I have to admit I wince every time I cut or drill any sort of hole in that boat:eek:
 
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