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Glove Box Lid Options *PIC*

I will cut the hatch openings after the deck is fitted and glassed. Not entirely sure yet about hold-downs for keeping it shut. I'll probably just let the deck bungies serve that function.

For a hatch that small I would definitely have external bungees or magnets. I use internal ones to hold the access plates on my under hull rudders. To fit the bungees you barely have room for both hands. I can't imaging trying to access it whilst on the water.

I know you want to use the wooden lid so this won't help you BUT for day hatches on the fore deck I use either a 6" quarter-turn deck plate or a plastic/rubber hatch. Benefits: They are reasonably light in weight, are easy to use on the water, and are watertight. Downsides: They do need a flat spot for mounting and some people find them unattractive.

On curved decks, like the Panthera, I make a flat spot for the KS150 with a carbon recess.

On the Spray I flattened the area with strips just ahead of the cockpit.

On my S&G Atka baidarka designs the cockpit panels are designed at the start to have a deck plate. The other hatches will be KS rubber units.

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