Weatherability of turtle deck

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Weatherability of turtle deck

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:49 pm

Those of you that have been parked in rain and flying in rain: how has the turtledeck and its full width bracket held up for leaking? And the seam at the aft end? Any experiences/suggestions?

I was thinking it might maybe be better to slide the TD all the way forward under the wide bracket to get more overlap than the 1/4 inch or so I've seen in some pictures.
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Postby scubarider » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:54 pm

Dave, this is how far I came with mine.  I don't believe I will have problems with the rain.  Of course, have not tested it yet   :?
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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:35 pm

scubarider wrote:Dave, this is how far I came with mine.  I don't believe I will have problems with the rain.  Of course, have not tested it yet   :?
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Looks very good, nice aft extension of the Lexan you have there. Any sealant between the lexan and underlying surfaces and rivets, or just natural? Thanks!
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Postby scubarider » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:00 am

Dave, I believe in going "all natural".... :shock:
Actually, don't have anything on the back but of course will seal all the front.  I am hoping with the slope and how far I extended the lexan there should not be any blow in even sitting still.
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