Fitting a Centre Hatch by David in Sweden
When I bought my X-Factor it was a basic with no center hatch. So I orderd one and rivets and 3 hours later new center hatch. Fully sealed.
Inside of Hatch Template, 3mm undersized to allow for mistakes.
Confirming place ment of cut line with hatch gasket.
The Cut, with a jigsaw and a new finetooth plastic sawblade.
Checking the internal fit and adjusting with a file and sand paper.
Using rivets to keep the frame in place as I drill.
Ready to fix.
Sorry no pics of the application of the sealant, i applied sealent to the deck of the yak covering the holes i had drilled. Then placed the gasket on the sealant, placed sealant around the inside lip of the hatch frame. Applied this to the deck of the yak and the placed in all of the rivets.
Checking the sealant.
The finished center hatch.
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