How to replace a hatch rim (for a rubber style hatch cover style)
Replacing your hard plastic hatch rim on your kayak is relatively easy. You will need a multi-head screwdriver, a sharp knife and some good quality silicon. Please see attached instructions on a step by step guide to removing old rim and replacing it with a new one. You can also watch a video here
How do I fix a leaking hatch (and replace the rim with a new seal)?
1. If the leak in your rim is small then try the following first with some silicon: Tear off the removable glue/silicon of the hatch rim where it is leaking as best you can by hand. Apply one full circle of glue to the hatch rim and screw parts, ...
I am having trouble fitting my rubber hatch on my kayak. What do I do?
Sometimes the rubber hatches are a bit difficult to put on the hatch rim. The fit is tight so that if forms a good seal to prevent water from entering the kayak. The best way is to: Start on one side pushing hatch down and running your hand along ...
How to repair or fix a cracked kayak
There is no reason why you cannot fix a plastic ABS Thermoformed or Composite boat on your own. Using these resources and the right tools it can be done. If it seems too difficult, then many kayak dealers and also marinas offer this service. Ask ...
I am looking for the round port/hatch cover for my Cobra kayak
Recent models of Cobra use the 6" round screw-on deck plate hatch covers. They can be ordered here and we ship to North America and Internationally. https://boutiqueborealdesign.com/collections/deck-outfitting/products/6-inch-deckplate-seaward If ...
How do I fix a leak in my compartment or hatch?
The first step to fixing a leak in your compartment/hatch is identifying where the water is entering. The possibilities are: The hatch cover is not forming an adequate seal, perhaps due to improper maintenance (requires regular cleanings to remove ...