day hatch etc Posted by: abc on Sep-06-12 10:51 AM (EST)
"they love to center their day hatches, which largely defeats the purpose of *having* a day hatch"
That's exactly what I meant by those "copy and change" designs. When a change is just for the sake of changing, it's garbage, not innovation!
The whole idea of day hatch being off-set to the side is so it's EASIER to get at by the paddler while on the water! Moving it to the center would make it harder, with what benefit?
While we're on the theme of hatches, I've seen a few boats having a "deck hatch". That might be a bit more meaningful "innovation", especially for people who aren't flexible enough to get at a regular day hatch...
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