During the last few posts I've commented on different aspects of how to add a dry storage in the form of a kayak hatch to your kayak. Everything from determining if your kayak can even take a hatch to choosing one, cutting the hole, and finally installing the hatch were discussed. All of these articles come together in this document entitled All About How to Install a Kayak Hatch.
Kayak hatches can be purchased for anywhere from $10 to $150. The cost benefit analysis is really a no-brainer for this handy addition to your kayak. That is as long as you can add a hatch to your kayak. Learn how here.
Most kayakers cringe at the idea of putting a sharp object near their kayaks. Yet, this is exactly what must happen when installing a kayak hatch. While care must be taken to cut a hole in the deck of your kayak, it really isn't a big deal if proper care is taken. So, if you've even considered adding a hatch to your kayak, maybe now is the time. Learn how to cut a hole in your kayak en route to adding some much needed dry storage to your sit-on-top.
Many sit-on-top kayaks have flat spots in the deck that are made to accommodate hatches. If your kayak has these spots, perhaps you should consider installing a hatch in your kayak. Hatches are a way to make sure your possessions stay dry and in the boat. Learn how to choose a kayak hatch, and give your boat a face lift.