One of the first stops on our shopping tour was the marine chandlery, mostly just to see what they have and to plan our projects. I found hatch covers that looked suspiciously like the exact size we need to replace the badly degraded ones over the storage areas in the cockpit. Replacing them is on our “someday” list, not the “must do now” list but these were on sale for about a third of the price we last saw so we snatched them up.
Jack got right on it and after a few hours of scraping old caulk, drilling new holes and recaulking we have a much better looking cockpit. You gotta take it as it comes.