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hatch gaskets with magnetic closures

Submitted by frankp on Tue, 09/11/2018 - 13:38

I got some magnets for doing magnetic closures on my hatches but I'm wondering how the experts install their gaskets.  Any suggestions?

Rob Macks Laug…

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 09:20

Hatch construction details and gasket placement work together to make a waterproof hatch.

For magnetic hatch construction and gasket installation see these videos;




Live Long and Paddle!

Rob Macks

Laughing Loon Custom Canoes & Kayaks




I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. 


I was so proud of the flush hatches on my stripper. Even got the front one waterproof after 18 months of fiddling. I’m now removing the magnets after big rusting problems. Even resetting them in more epoxy didn’t help. I’ll try internal cross bars tightened with a bolt and external nut. 







Hans were you magnets coated and were they a 3 layer coating Epoxy+Copper+Nickel ?  I tried magnets with my last build and so far I have not had issues.   I am just wondering what others have experienced and if the coating material has made a difference.