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Installing Deck Plate

The centre portion of the centre seat in this boat was left unfoamed so that it could serve as a permanent storage compartment for boat-safe items and boat licensing.  A deck plate is both a waterproof and inexpensive way to gain access to this compartment.  Today I picked up the deck plate I ordered…$20 for an 8″ opening.  I centred it, traced the circumference, cut out the opening, and verathaned the raw wood.  I need to let it dry.  I also need hardware to fasten it down and will use a rubber gasket to seal the mounting.