Engine hatch seal / re bedding / resealing

  • February 09, 2016 8:37 AM
    Message # 3808967

    Hi All,

    I am in the process of setting a new beta 75 in our boat and was wondering what has worked well or the best for resealing the engine hatch after removal. I will clean the mating areas well and was thinking of making a gasket out of closed cell foam and use possibly 4200 around the bolts, etc. I preferably do not want to seal it entirely with 4200 or the like b/c it would be impossible to separate the hatch if needed. Could also put a bead of 4200 on each side of the gasket. Any and all suggestions, thoughts are greatly appreciated

    Thanks in advance.

    George

    W42 Cadence

  • March 06, 2016 6:54 AM
    Reply # 3864189 on 3808967

    I have a W32. I use closed cell foam. 

  • March 14, 2016 9:11 PM
    Reply # 3881103 on 3808967

    I used closed cell foam as well, then used butyl tape around the bolt holes underneath the bolt head and along the bolt threads. The tape does well to seal between the bolt and foam. Seems to be pretty water tight. You can check by closing the cockpit drains and then filling above the seal to look for leaks.

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