Tom's article on storage provided many excellent tips. One I would add is: Use a piece of fiberglas window screen material and a bungee cord to make breathable hatch covers. Cut the screen a few inches larger then the hatch opening and tie a loop of bungee slightly smaller. Put the screen over the hatch opening and snap the bungee in place. This method eliminates mold and mildew in damp compartments and it keeps all the crawly things out.
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Posted by: old_user on Feb-21-09 9:49 AM (EST)
Hi, that sounds like a good alternative. I still prefer making sure it's thoroughly dry.I think your method may keep it dryer since any residual moisture, or new seepages may invade the space. Thanks for the good input...Safe paddling. TOM
Posted by: wavetamer on Jan-06-10 2:28 AM (EST)
I like this idea, good one! Thanks. Sometimes having a cover over hatches allows water to enter gradually over time (even when hung upside down) but does not allow it to drain back out at the same rate. This screen would do the trick