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  How dry do you need your hatches?
  Posted by: FrankNC on Dec-18-12 8:05 PM (EST)
 

Wilderness systems changed their hatches years ago to hinged hatches that leak really bad. They are no longer ocean ready boats as they were in the past.

I few people have had to cancel their trips early because of there Tarpon filling with water. I asked at several dealers about this and they say no one should be going out in conditions that would cause water to go over the hatches in these Tarpons.

If that is the case then the Tarpons are no better than a canoe with a 10 inch freeboard.

Luckliy Confluence also owns Perception that make Tarpon like sit on tops with the old style hatches. Their closest Model to the Tarpon is the Perception Search 15.


I cannot tell you much about the Ocean Kayak Trident, but I hear few complaints about them.

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