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I should have been more specific. I was referring to Dan's two boats that he displayed to show the handles, but that caught my attention for the bow day hatches. The Seabird has the same idea.

Do you think the leakage in your friend's boat is because the screw-out cover is intrinsically prone to leak, and that other designs (perhaps the ones that have a cam for opening) would be better?

I have a screw-out cover in one of my boats, but it is in the bulkhead so leakage is not a problem. It is prone to sticking though, and can be difficult to open. I am not sold on that type of cover.

Yes, both our kayaks have bow day hatches with "gloveboxes" that are permanently bonded to the deck interior. Screw-out lids are a pain. Get anything in the threads and they stick. I used to carry a plastic tool to open them. I stopped using them years ago. The Atka baidarka has a quarter-turn plastic lid. The threads are very open and more forgiving. Even better, the Panthera has a KajakSport 150 round rubber lid. After sealing, neither one leak on the water.

After using bow day hatches I would never go back to ones mounted aft of the cockpit. They are so much more user friendly. That's just me. Some people can't stand having the "glovebox" between their legs. I only notice it occasionally during entry.

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