Leaking Forward Hatch Repair

I had a leak in my front hatch last year. Mine was leaking under the frame and not from the gasket. Luckily¬ the core¬ was dry since¬ it was dripping down between the frame and inside trim piece.¬ ¬ The PO has removed the frame and ¬ put some silicone between the trim piece and coring.¬ An extra 1hr¬ of work he could of sealed the core for good.¬ So I recommend coring out all around the hatch and not just the screw holes with epoxy or resin. I found this dremel¬ cutting tool very helpful. Run the shaft along the fiberglass using it as kind jig.¬ It will cut out about an 1/8″ just enough to seal the core. Taping a sheet of plastic on the inside will catch the coring and drips from the epoxy.¬ Also it would be a good time to paint the inside trim piece,

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Forward Lewmar Hatch Leaking

I dimly remember seeing that someone pulled and re-bedded the large v-berth hatch, and posted pictures somewhere. After years of chasing leaks…and unable to locate a new major leak, I ready to do the same. I checked all the usual suspects, hinge seals, cleaned and lubed¬ the rubber gasket with silicone, etc., to no avail. Run Captain’s Tolley’s Creeping Crack Cure in the upper edge of the aluminum hatch frame numerous times…nada! Time to re-bed with plenty of Sikaflex¬ 291 Polyurethane sealant, my time tested favorite! Water is streaming out the inside plastic trim channel, through the forward and aft screen retention twist retainers. No traceable or visible moisture tracks anywhere outside the trim channel. Looks like the previous owner already sealed the frame screw holes that others have found to be the source of the leak source. Can anyone point me to/or email me, the pictures of the repair,

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