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Is deck hatch supposed to be water tight?
My sd 217's deck hatch cover leaks terribly. I bought the boat recently from an individual. I thought the under deck storage would be water tight but when I pulled out the lifejackets thay were all moldy and wet. I examined the box and see that it has drain holes. The box itself appears to rest right on the hull so any water in the bilge could easily come in from the drain holes. I can get plugs for the holes. But the box itself appears to be pieced. Looks kind of like a shoebox that had been cut in half and slid back together. I think I can clean up the area at this seam and 5200 it to seal it but the deck lid itself does not look like it was designed to be a water tight seal.
My deck lid has a seal but it is not water tight. Was this designed to seal?