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Bud Taplin
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Randy, I will email you a copy of the construction of the lazarette hatch from the Westsail factory construction manual.

To rebuild your existing hatch, I would recommend removing all of the teak strips, and if the plywood is only soft in a few areas, then clean it up and seal it with epoxy resin. Clean up the teak strips, cut the caulking grooves a little deeper, and replace the strips onto the hatch in a bed of caulking. No need to use any screws. Plug the holes with teak bungs, and caulk the seams. That should hold the hatch for a few more years.

Otherwise, bite the bullet and build a new one.

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