AFt Lockers leak rainwater perpetually

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9 years 4 months ago #1987 by George Myers
The Propane and Rope lockers in the deck all way aft on my Brewer12.8 leak ! I installed new 3/8 dia hose drains sloped to stern thru hulls and added 2 3" dia vets each locker. However still leaks. Seems the design is flawed in that the flange of the lid fills the u-shaped groove where the wated needs to flow to the drain hole. Has anyone solved this? Im thinking of cutting off most of the flange-just leaving enough meat to support the lids. Anyone done this ? Thanks, geoleo

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9 years 4 months ago #1991 by Scott Lee
I've seen a few Whitbys that have installed a raised lip under the lids so that the lids sit higher than deck level. That may be the only way to make sure they don't leak. Interesting you have a hose to drain water from the groove. Ours does not have that. I imagine the hose could clog easily?

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9 years 4 months ago #1992 by George Myers
Thanks for the reply. A raised lip? HHHHHHm don't know where that is or how it works. Maybe its a small dam on deck , that would divert the deck water but not the lid rainwater--Im now thinking of cutting away most of the downturned flange of the lid so it wont fill the grove-maybe save just 1/4"of the flange---it seems the lids would still have good support from the inner top of the grove. Yes the drains will clog easily as thy are only 1/2 dia with a 3/8 hose attached..... But better than nothing! Im also going to drill 3 more 5/8 \dia drain holes at the bottom of each locker thru the stern -.Regards, George

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9 years 4 months ago #1993 by Scott Lee
Hard to explain. Maybe someone who has one can share a picture of it. Basically the hatch is remounted above deck level on top of the lip. As the hatches are now all water is funneled into the groove which is nearly impossible to make leak proof. With the raised lip there would be no groove and all water would sheet from the lid onto the deck and away.

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9 years 4 months ago #1995 by George Myers
OK -now I get it-- build a frame on top of the deck and groove --say 1/2-3/4 high-maybe 1 1/2 wide, probably in teak or epoxy saturated cedar, , Mount the lid with hinges and hasp on it. Will be a tripping hazard.--maybe worth it. Have a new idea-- mask a 3/8 wide stripe around the hatch-- caulk it with 3M 4000 to build a small dam about 1/4 high all around the hatch opening. This will divert the deckwater--use the other remedys I mentioned to control the lid rainwater. WHEWWWWW

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9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #1996 by Rick Middleton
We have the raised covers on the aft lockers, but the work was done by a previous owner. It appears the raised lip was installed inside the opening of the hatch then glassed and faired. The reduced size did not account for a 20 lb propane tank and some grinding out of the lip was done.



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