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    My 2252 has this floor compartment and the door/cover does not seems to sit flat on the hinge side and this allows water to get in the box. Does anyone else have this problem? Were you able to fix it and how? There seems to room the redrill the hinge screws so it sits lower into the floor but I am not sure the hinges will allow it fit width wise if you follow my meaning. The hinge side actually sits about a 1/4 of an inch higher than the other side. If you catch the hinge just right with your foot it hurts like a mother.

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    #2
    I always wear shoes so I never stubbed my toes on mine.

    Mine is always wet too, but Im always hosing my deck down with the wash down hose, so water goes in the groove and works it's way in. It drains to the bilge so it doesn't really matter other than everything you keep in there gets wet.

    Is the hatch on yours actually higher than the floor, or just the hinges?

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      #3
      How would it work to take the hinges off? Probably what I would do. Looks to be an area well traveled and the rise in the hinges could pose a toe problem, especially for me cause if I am on a boat I am barefoot most of time. Take the hinges off and then put another pull tab on the hinge side that drops flush with surface would be my fix.

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        #4
        The hinge side of the hatch cover is higher than the floor. I removed the floor side hinge screws to see if it would sink lower and still fit and it does but the old screw holes would be to close to new ones and I think it would wind up cracking. I think I am going to leave the hinge alone and maybe put a gasket on the door to try and keep out a little of the water. I know it wont be water tight but it will be a little dryer hopefully.

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          #5
          I have the same issue with mine, and find the boat sits there until the front of the boat is lifted.

          Did you get around to putting a gasket on?

          Did this work as I've considered the same thing.

          Such a waste of space as I never use it because of the water

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            #6
            I keep my fenders in there so it doesnt really matter if they get wet.

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              #7
              I have been looking into gasket material and adhesive but I have not made much progress there. I also have to change and or re-attach the gasket material around the engine floor hatch because some of that is loose too. I am thinking of trying to add hinges and pnumatic struts to it as well. I have been busy with manifold and risers and the floor compartment in the cabin. Oh yea and trying use the boat before the summer ends .

              I am going to post pictues of the floor compartment in a day or 2 when I get the time to shrink the pics so they will fit on here.

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                #8
                kwmeyer13 wrote:
                ... the old screw holes would be to close to new ones and I think it would wind up cracking...
                Fill the old holes with http://"http://www.westmarine.com/we...ex Epoxy Putty and drill the new ones where you need them.

                The epoxy putty is stronger than the Polester Resin used to mold the original Fiberglass of the hull..

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                  #9
                  Thanks for the tip, I will probably look into this on the off season.

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