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Bud Taplin
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The wood has probably swelled up, and has not shrunk back down. Probably best to trim some off of the edge of the hatch. On most boats, the underside of the hatch is not sealed, so the hatch absorbs moisture and swells up. Better to seal all surfaces of the hatch with saturating epoxy, except for the teak flooring if it is installed.

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