rubber hatches

Posted by peter shadbolt on Oct 25, 2004

After more than a year, I've reached the stage on my CH18 where I just want to put the thing in the water so I've decided to come back to the hatches at a later date. Could anyone tell me whether they've used rubber hatches on this type of kayak before and how well they worked and which ones they'd recommend. I'm losing patience with the job and if I have to do anymore finicky carpentry work, I know I'll make a mess of it. Also, the water around Sydney Harbour can slap you around a bit and I want the safest possible option. Please advise. Peter