North Wales Kayak Fishing

This hatch is the center hatch on the prowler big game but the same principal can be applied to many hatches .

Just take your time and remember to measure twice and cut once.

pick a dry day to fit hatches and allow plenty of time for the sealants to dry

 

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this is the complete hatch kit .

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carefully mark the area to be cut out with a fine marker

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drill all 4 corners allowing a little space for adjustments later with a file

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using a jig saw cut out the hole just short of the line

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the open hole its huge

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pay attention to the corners. rounded corners are not going to split a sharp corner may

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using a fine file carefully clean all the edges and file to the cut out line

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i fitted a plastic box inside at this point to hold all my tackle

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dry fit the frame to make sure no adjustments are necessary

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a good bead of silicone on the inside of the hatch frame will make it a watertight job

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drill 2 holes either side of the hatch frame

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fill the holes with silicone then fit the bolt in to it to form a watertight washer when dry

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after all the bolts have been tightened fill the bolt head holes with a bit of silicone this will seal the bolt holes from water when dry

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fit the hatch lid and leave to dry .
the silicone i used goes translucent when dry