Great emergency hatch covers
Posted by: old_user on Jun-13-09 8:19 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
I had the good fortune to be given a Chillcheater emergency hatch cover recently. They are simply the cat's meow of emergency covers. The fits is totally ruggedly tight and sealing. They are very UV resistant, have a built in tensioner making them adjust to different hatch sizes, and have a means to tether them to the boat. They have all sizes, round and small.
Just wanted to pass this on and to see what other products people have found to be good.
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Brooks Emergency Hatch Covers|
Posted by: wilsoj2 on Jun-13-09 11:32 AM (EST)
these are really stout and taut|
Posted by: old_user on Jun-13-09 11:59 AM (EST)
given they are not hard covers, but compact and stowable, they are the most seaworthy and waterproof emergency covers I have seen including the three you shared about. I think they may even stay on in surf, etc. better than standard covers. Brittishly Beastly I say!
Palm makes neoprene covers, too|
Posted by: bnystrom on Jun-13-09 1:57 PM (EST)
I've got one each of the small round and large oval for Valley hatches. I've never needed to use either one, but I'm glad to have them handy, just in case.
not just for emergency use|
Posted by: medicineman on Jun-14-09 12:04 AM (EST)
reality of where most of us paddle is no hatch implosion...so you buy the chillcheater 'emergency' hatch covers so why not use them on a more regular basis? they will save your back several pounds from the car to the water, they will save your $ when it comes to replace the very expensive valley or kajaksport hatches....quickest way to approach a composite boat's weight too.
stock covers for|
Posted by: gnarlydog on Jun-14-09 2:46 AM (EST)
the new Outersea (Australian made) sea kayak.
Do the Reed covers seal well enough|
Posted by: Brazilbrasil on Jun-15-09 4:43 AM (EST)
Reed hatch covers are very waterproof|
Posted by: gnarlydog on Jun-15-09 5:13 AM (EST)
recently tested by an instructor paddling across the Bass Straight they have been proven to be leakproof in heavy seas and numerous rollings.