Sorry I didn't get a message.
I thought as much. I think the problem is related to the fact I included an attachment with my reply. When I sent the message to which you just replied it went thru fine and I was shown that it had posted. Must be something in my setup that is not allowing attachments. This time I will use the "add image to post" route instead of "additional options". I think that is the problem.
I want to thank you for being able to get me a copy of Neil's message. It was nice of him to take the trouble to sketch out his solution. Since I have already added 1/4" combing around the hatch opening I needed to revise his plan as it is based on the hatch being flush with the deck opening.
The attached crude sketch is my approach. I think it will work fine but do have a concern that if the tolerance between the combing and the hatch lip (styrene angle piece) is too tight, capillary action might draw water up and over the combing and into the hull. I plan to sand a slight gap between the two pieces to break any capillary action.
Suggestions and comments very welcome. They help me add to my building skills and make this hobby very enjoyable.
Many thanks for your support and encouragement.