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Re: Strip: Hatch magnets
In Response To: Re: Strip: Hatch magnets ()

My install did not need a grab loop, but I made the finger access indents as shown by Rob.

At one time the recesses at the sides of my hatches were for finger holds, but now the magnets I use are too strong to be lifted with finger tips alone. I use a finger webbing loop on the hatch cover to open the hatch.

The slots that look like finger indents are actually water drainage ports, located at the lowest points of the hatch cover, allowing water washing over the deck to drain away, instead of it staying in the hatch/deck gap and finding a way through the hatch gasket.