and not seal as well as they once did.
Obviously if there is visible damage, they
should be replaced.
Changing them out is often fairly
easy by simply buying new seals and
installing them in place after the old
ones have been removed. The hardest
part is often getting
the old ones out,
especially if they sit
in a recess. I’ve often
found that a flat
screwdriver is the
best tool for removing the old seals
because it can get
under and lift it up
and it’s not as sharp
as some other types.
Take your time
and be patient.
Avoid damaging the
work or trim when
you remove the old
seal because the
replacement could then not fit properly,
and the hatch may continue to leak.
If the company that made your ports
or hatches is still in business, it will
often have instructions on its website
does the trick
in addition to links on how to purchase
1(a). Deck plates are the easiest to check
and may be of the screw-in or pry-out PH
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