We added hatches for access and storage while we could still get at the inside of the boat

Before the stringers, deck beams and hull sides go on was a good opportunity to add hatches to our Secret 20 build. These will allow access to the bilges -and let us seal up the plywood therein when we put the boat’s bottom on.

We recessed our 5 inspection hatches by cutting a plywood ring that means the surface of the hatch will sit at bunk level – no princess and the pea for whoever sleeps in the bunks on this boat!

We also cut a larger hatch in the bunk to allow access to the storage underneath – we’ll probably install the boat’s batteries in here.

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Secret 20

Sailing a Secret 20

We took a trip to Brightlingsea to sail a Secret 20 while ours was in transit

Sharing our Secret!

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