Renovation of my newly acquired Sonata begins shortly – decided to try and make her waterproof top downwards, so will start with hatch seal (and removal and re-fit of hatch on fesh sealant – any suggestions as to brand of “non-seting mastic” greatly appreciated). Have ordered new rubber seal – and will report back how the job went in due course.
Note that Safety Marine are curently (2/8/2008) selling hatch seals for
I am also restoring a Sonata and have recently fitted a new deck hatch which came with a sealant provided by Houdini.
It is a “Butyl rubber based sealing compound” branded “ARBO MAST BR”.
In the end I decided to just get a new hatch because it became apparent that the seal between the glazing and the frame itself was part of the problem. One day I might get round to repairing the original as it has been done before apparently.