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  • 22' Needs to be water tight

    I haven't posted in a while. I got a my motor squared away and have been fishing a lot. After a trip last night, I am a little worried about water getting in to the bilge of my 1977 22'. I was fishing The rips off jersey. Every drift I would take a good amount of water of the transom. I have a boot over the cables and the cover is snug pretty tight with a bungie. Water still gets down in the bilge. i plan on putting a large pump down there. Only 300 now. Any Ideas for easy way to seal up that hatch? If that hatch was sealed and no water was able to get in to the bilge, do i have to worry about water comming over the transom. I was think or adding a exstention to the transom using starboard. Any Ideas? Or should i just say away from the rips.
    keyport nj

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    I have the same boat, I never had the problem of water coming over the transom, but thought about it. Every time I would hit a wave under way, my hatch would fall off, exposing the bilge. What I did was put hinges on the transom side of the hatch and then put a latch similar to what bobby used on his access panel to hold it down on the other side. Doing that and adding a little closed cell weather stripping should fix your problem, at least it did mine.
    [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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      What type of dry cell weather stripping do you mean. My hatch is pretty secure using a tight bungie from the bottom. did you put the stripping aroung the lip that the cover goes onto. Thanks
      keyport nj

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