Re: Wee Rob - Bulkhead Hatches
Those are good looking hatches! I look forward to hearing whether they work satisfactorily in practice. I've used plastic, round, pre-made hatches on my last dozen boats, for the utility and since they actually are watertight, but I've never been wholly satisfied with the appearance. Did you make your new hatches of a size where you could easily substitute in a Bomar plastic hatch in case they turn out not to seal well enough for safety?
I've thought about making wooden covers that were glued over the top of the plastic hatches, but in the end I just couldn't justify adding the weight or spending the time to make 'em.
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!