[C38] V-Berth hatch from cruising concepts and gasket

Max soto maxsoto at gmail.com
Tue May 25 00:31:07 EDT 2021

I haven’t installed that hatch, but the original gasket is way larger than 1/4”. If you have a gap, even on the sides, water will get in if a wave splashes the forward deck. 
The gasket came with the hatch, or you bought it somewhere else? 

Max Soto A.
C38 Estancia 
Alajuela, Costa Rica

> On May 24, 2021, at 19:57, Vassili Valayannopoulos <vassilival.boston at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello fellow C-38 owners. I just purchased my C-38 in the Boston area and getting her ready to sail again. Today I was planning to replace the v-berth hatch by a clear polycarbonate one that I purchased from cruising concepts. The hatch fits well in the hatch opening but the sides are curved and when I installed the new gasket (neoprene 1/4”thick) following the instructions from the YouTube video, I found that there is a half an inch gap mainly on the starboard side (a bit less on the port side. I am afraid that this will let water in the v-berth. Has anyone done a similar installation? Did you encounter the same issue and has anyone come up with a fix? 
> Many thanks in advance!
> Vassili sailing on “Naftaki”
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