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Randell 'Randy' Kocurek

Hi, Bud,
Just thought I remembered you saying that there should have been a block of wood under the lazarette hatch to provide ventilation for that hot, hot engine room. My hatch has not had such a block, as far as I know, and the bottom of the teak frame sits flush on the hatch coaming. I saw George S. yesterday and his W28 has ventilation in its lazarette hatch, though not blocks of wood.
My question is,
"How do I bring the teak hatch ventilation back to original intended specifications?" There is a hole cut in the side of the cockpit that I would like to close. I think a fan used to live there.
I am thinking some 1/4" or even 1/8" spacers under the lazarette hatch would give plenty of ventilation and still do a pretty good job of keeping out water (sort of like a Dorade vent due the higher coaming). Of course, I may be wrong.
Thanks in advance.

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