Fitting the cockpit deck panels

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Fitting the cockpit deck panels

Postby SMHolmans on Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:34 pm

Hi all. I will soon be fitting the cockpit deck panels and I am considering cutting access holes where the hatch covers will eventually go, so I can remove the tape and newspaper which I will deploy to catch any epoxy squeeze-out and drips in the stern compartment.

I know that other builders have done this - is it a practical idea? Any top tips on how to do it?

Thanks everyone, and best wishes to all from the UK.
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Re: Fitting the cockpit deck panels

Postby riverron on Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:07 am

Hey Steve,
I cut the holes in my deck to allow access. I had the hatch covers already, so I was able to see where they would go. Once I knew the location, I just made a rough cut hole. I can’t recall what I used, but drilling a starter hole and using a jigsaw should do the trick. I didn’t get anywhere close to the final cut. Just big enough to put my arm through.

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Re: Fitting the cockpit deck panels

Postby SMHolmans on Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:22 pm

Thank you Ron. It was actually your blog that inspired me to ask for views on this! I am going to do exactly what you did.
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