A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I'd made a window from polycarbonate for the side hatch. Here is the photo I published at the time.
I remarked that it hadn't, at that stage, been "soak tested" - a few days later there was a leaking lock side.
Then, of course, there was as much rain as I could have wished for to give it a really good test! I'm pleased to say that it performed faultlessly. Not one drop entered the cabin. Mike left a comment on the original post asking for more details, so here are a couple more close-ups.
The plastic sheet is held in place by the hinges.
To prevent the sheet slipping down, I screwed blocks of wood to it at the bottom. But I have found that it sits perfectly on the steelwork.
At the top the overhanging lip ensures no water can get in from above.
I haven't yet replace the blocks of wood with something more sympathetic. When I have, I'll let you know.
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