Kajak Sport Round Original Rubber Hatch Cover (3 Sizes)

Kajak Sport Round Original Rubber Hatch Cover (3 Sizes)

$ 34.00 USD

Kajak-Sport original hatch cover series is made of real rubber. This model is the only style Kajak-Sport recommends for roto-molded PE kayaks, and it is the most universal for composite (i.e. fiberglass) kayaks. This is Kayak Sport's driest hatch cover solution and is created for the most demanding "expedition" use, when the cover is used in rough conditions and when the maximum reliability is essential (e.g. surfing and practicing rolling).

For composite (fiberglass) and thermo-formed kayaks only (these kayaks have black Kajak-Sport ABS plastic hatch rims), Original Rubber Hatch Covers may be replaced with Kajak-Sport Click-on covers of the same size. However, for roto-molded PE kayaks the Original Rubber Hatch Covers is the best and often the only style that fits well.

Kayak brands that use Kajak-Sport hatches include: P&H, TideRace, CD, Eddyline, NDK (except the day hatch which uses a Valley cover GO-TO the "Valley Hatch Cover VCP Round" item), Tahe, Rebel, Zegul, Rockpool, and late model fiberglass WS Tempests (not roto-molded Tempests).

The Round Original Rubber series hatch covers are available in four sizes, but the 10cm size is so rarely used (sometimes as an access port to rudder mechanism) that you need to call us for that one.

The Day Box Low is a kit to add a "4th Hatch" in front of your cockpit. Use a 6" hole saw or a saber-saw to cut the hole in the deck for the box (kayak deck must have a flat spot). Assemble by screwing the rim together with the box - "O"-rings make a seal. Uses 15cm hatch cover - not included. Most newer P&H Sea Kayaks come with this box standard.

Typical uses by size (size is the inside diameter of the hatch rim opening not the lid):

15cm/5.91" "Fourth Hatch" (front day hatch in front of cockpit, AKA "whisky hatch" or "glove-box")
SN: 301310

20cm/7.874" "Day Hatch" (behind cockpit) except NDK kayaks which use a Valley brand cover for Day Hatch (only) as an upgrade from the original NDK lid GO-TO the "Valley Hatch Cover VCP Round" item

SN: 301510

24cm/9.45" Bow Hatch (and sometimes Rear Hatch on kayaks that have a round rear hatch, e.g. NDK Romany and Explorer)
SN: 301710

Tip: Whenever a rubber hatch cover is difficult to open or close, wipe a little 303 Protectant on the inside lip of the lid and the outside rim of the hatch on the kayak. This will make it much easier to open and close which will protect your kayak from cracking. Also about twice a year it is good to smear 303 on the outside of the cover as a UV block to extend the life of the lid.