North Wales Kayak Fishing

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fitting a hatch in the rear tankwell. The main reason for the hatch is to get access to the rear of the hull to make fitting the anchor trolley easier. I got the hatch from H20 Kayaks, the first thing I did was to cut a template out of cardboard the same inner diameter of the hatch, this was then centered in the rear crate area and then drawn aound with a pen.

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Once happy with the layout, a pilot hole was drilled and then the hole cut out with a jigsaw

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The hole was then checked for size with the outer hatch rim and the hole is then sanded / tidied up

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The rim was then put in place and pilot holes for the fixings were drilled out

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Marine silicone was then applied to the cut out

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The hatch was then screwed into place.

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Fit the lid, tidy up any excess sealant and allow at least 24hrs to dry

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Now I just need to find a small plastic jar that can be fixed to the lid and will act as a waterproof container for keys, money etc