OTOH it's nice to have options
Posted by: slushpaddler on Sep-07-12 11:33 AM (EST)
...and many of us can reach the day hatch, even in marginal conditions. Anything worse and you won't be using much of anything but the paddle.
The day hatch also adds a structural element in a composite boat.
Lots of people like convenience and hate paddling with the deck cluttered. I'd like that foredeck day hatch but it's not that big.