Today my hatch arrived all fixed up and as good as new again.
Dean had taken each piece of wood apart, none of it being glued, sanded it and put it back as good as the day it left the factory. Rather than using varnish on it, I have decided to use teak oil instead.
It look like the cats pajamas now.
I had to deflate my new dinghy to put the wood floor boards in place and then went for a long row and got lots of exercise.
It was easy to lift the dinghy off the boat and a piece of cake to row.