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Kayak Fishing Meets and
Tournaments 2017

The list grows every year and 2017 is bigger than ever, and more of us are now competing abroad as well.

Making the decision on which to attend is getting harder and harder.

But don't forget the Swanage Classic the event you have been loving since 2009  ... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 13 Fitting a Lowrance Fish Finder Screw Hole Repair Fitting YakAttacks GTSL90 Track System Fitting YakAttack GTSL90 with Rigging Bullets YakAttack BlackPak SeaDek Sound Proofing The Hobie Sail Kit Hobie Sail Reefing Device Hobie Rudder Upgrade Fitting Hobie Sidekicks CAPER Getting Started Fitting a Fish Finder Installing a Flush Rod Holder Installing a Dash Mount Compass Making a Paddle Keeper Fixtures and Fittings List TRIDENT 11 Getting Started Tankwell Hatch Mounting the Torqeedo Rudder Controls Torqeedo Controls TRIDENT 15 Fitting a RAM-117 Rod Holder Fitting a Richie Kayaker S-59 Compass Fitting a Navigation Light Fitting a Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS PROWLER 13 Prowler Seat Upgrade Fitting a Scotty Triple Rod Holder Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts Making Rocket Launcher Style Rod Holders Installing a Fishfinder v2 Anchor Trolley System Anchor Trolley System for 2007 Prowler 13 The Crate P13 Fixtures and Fittings List MALIBU II XL Laying Out Fittings Fitting a Gaspachi Hatch Central Cargo Net 4 inch Hatch Scotty Flush Deck Mounts Malibu Rod Mounts PROJECT EXTRAS Scupper Pro Rod Pod Conversion Anchor Line Reel - Paul Fennell (Darnsarf) High Visibility Light Rod Building Hatch Accessory Bag Grapnel Anchor Bait Tank Buoy Leash Petrol Jet Drive Fitting an Eagle Fishfinder Big Game Console Scotty Double Extension Rod Holders Rod Holders and Mount Guide Fitting a Centre Hatch RAM-119SW Fly Fishing Linekurv.dk Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography SCUPPER PRO

Fitting a 6" Hatch

The 6" Hatch is pretty important, it not only gives you a place to store smaller items such as your car keys and wallet, but also gives you access to the inside of your kayak immediately in front of your seated position, perfect for positioning and fixing your fishfinders transducer, which is something we will be coming to later on in this project.

To get started unscrew the cover and remove the bag insert, centre the upside down cover in the deck recess, measure this all twice just in case, when your happy, draw around the cover with a fine permanent marker. I stopped the cover sliding about by sticking a folded piece of masking tape between the cover and deck.



With the drill set on a slow speed, drill a hole slightly bigger than your jigsaw blade a couple of millimetres inside your circle. Now carefully cut out your circle, keeping close to the inside of your drawn line, don't throw away the centre piece it will be handy for testing your adhesives and sealants on before using them on your kayak. Try the hatch outer for fit, it needs to be snug, use a rasp to remove any access material from the hole. When happy with the fit clean up the edges with glasspaper.

Put the hatch back together and screw down lid make sure that it still fits the hole. Now we start fixing to the deck. Remove the backing from the gasket if fitted and refit the hatch in position. Using the correct size drill bit, 5mm on my Ocean Kayak hatch, drill you first hole, push in the first screw, if you are using sealant instead of the gasket, screw on the nut and lightly tighten, now drill the opposite hole and push in the screw, drill and fix opposites until finished, then fully tighten all the nuts again doing opposites. I added a little sealant to each of my holes before inserting the screws, messy job but I don't want any leaks. Refit the bag and firmly screw down the cover.


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07/05/2017