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Offline threeparrots

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Tarpon 120 Hatch Leak
« on: February 19, 2014, 09:04:31 pm »
Hopefully someone will read this..

The hatches on the Tarpon 120 don't have gaskets and small amounts of water eventually get in. Has anyone come up with a fix for this? I didn't see anything on the Wilderness Systems website to address this little issue. Any help appreciated.


Offline Wayne

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Re: Tarpon 120 Hatch Leak
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 12:37:22 am »
I was given a kit (which was nice) but it looked like the same foam gasket etc., so I didn't install it. I don't understand why the area around the hatch is recessed with nowhere for the water to run off. It just sat in there and dripped inside my tarpon. This is ok until you're on the ocean and then it's not acceptable at all. The foam is porous, just cheap and not well designed.

Sorry, but I never found a solution either - other than getting a hobie, which can submarine through waves without water getting in. Hopefully someone will have some different info for you....
Kamloops, BC


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Re: Tarpon 120 Hatch Leak
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 08:49:14 pm »
Yeah, I'm not sure either. I was thinking of some sort of DIY gasket. I'm sure something out there will work.

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Re: Tarpon 120 Hatch Leak
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 07:43:52 am »
For a quick cheap fix try using some duct seal, it works for lots of stuff. http://www.lowes.ca/sealers-polishes/ideal-1-lb-block-duct-seal_g1193634.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=DSA%20-%20Lowe%27s&utm_term=Lowe%27s&s_kwcid=_cat:lowes.ca|33585327376&af=2290&gclid=CPm_2Z-f3bwCFZTm7Aod-SEABQ
It stays flexible and is easy to remove.  Not the most professional solution but I bet it would work
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Re: Tarpon 120 Hatch Leak
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 07:22:07 pm »
Dave, good idea thanks for posting. I'll be able to try that out in a few months. I'll post how it works out.

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Re: Tarpon 120 Hatch Leak
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 01:49:43 pm »
Has anyone tried looking at cork gasket material to seal the hatch?


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