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Posted by LeeG on Jul 23, 2004
a lot of folks building Ch18 use another rear hatch for the front instead of the too small front hatch. I made a circular recessed front hatch that was about 12" in diameter with a 10 1/4" diameter hole. The size of the front hatch appears to be an aesthetic/production compromise so that one hatch kit fits all kayaks with the front hatch cover a downsized version of the aft one. The only problem is that for the big standard sized Chesapeake all that volume is accessible through a small hole.
In Response to: Re: enlarged front hatch by Mike G on Jul 23, 2004