Thursday, June 2, 2011
There was also a chance that the core of the deck is waterlogged and rotten and would need to be replaced. Our moisture meter indicated no problem and I knew that the previous owner had repaired delamination on of the foredeck. I drilled out all the screw holes with an oversized bit. No moisture or rot! Maybe the hatch was carelessly reinstalled after the core repair or the Awlgrip paint job were done. I didn't know the why, I just knew I had to fix it.
The next four pictures are of the opening for the deck hatch with a carpenter square on the four corners.