Lund Pro V Compartments - wet

by Keith
(Illinois)

I recently bought a 2007 Lund Pro V 1800 Verrado Limited Edition. When I was in minnesota and local in IL I've fished several times in the rain, or in minnesota it was out in the rain at the dock.

I noted the tackle storage compartment in the bow hatch, had a big gromment that had a hole I presummeed to allow draings. The grommet almost 1/2 to 3/4 inch sticking out above the bottome of the plastic lined compartment. After it rained, the compartment would hold 1/2 to 3/4 inch in the bottom.
When I took it in for winterizing the marina who sold it to me, said lund boat hatches are not designed to be water tight. So they cut a slot in the grommet to allow the plastic tackle compartment to drain.
Also I noted my life jackets and some other items were also wet and signs of mold starting when I pulled them out for winter storage.
I am planning on putting everything in giant zip locks when I load stuff back into the boat.
I really don't want to have to pull everyting out to dry and air out after a rain.
I guess I could try to put on the trailering tarp when its going to rain but I am disabled and its difficult put on the cover when its on a trailer, as I am in a wheelchair, so dragging it to the boat and putting it on at the dock I am not sure how easily I could do this.
How do the rest you deal with compartments and rain?
Can you water proof them? If so, could you please share with me how to do it.

Thanks for your help
Keith
The old disabled fisherman who wants to catch a muske before he dies

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