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,