The hatches and hatch gutters for the Kitty Hawk 18 are CNC cut. The gutters are built with a series of plywood pieces that are stacked and glued together forming a trough to catch the water that leaks between the hatch and the deck. They are then fastened to the opening that was cut in the deck panels. As they are all CNC cut, they should line right up when you install them. This is the one for the foredeck hatch. It is open at the aft end because it actually drains off the step up to the casting platform and into the after cockpit.

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