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Re: S&G: Kayak grab handles
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John U wrote:

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?

That particular cover in my friends boat seems to be leaky because the sealing ring is hard plastic and just doesn't do the job.
I didn't notice the brand on the hatch cover.
Those flush covers which are 'low profile' and look good (and if used on the back deck, let you do a cowboy re-entry easily without getting 'snagged') are usually listed as 'inspection plates' or 'deck plates' in marine catalogs. So include those terms in your searches.
I used a snap-out cover (Sea Lect??) on the Outer Islander I built, also on a S&G Hybrid rolling boat. They seemed to work OK, though I had to add a loop of cord to the snap-out lever as I couldn't move it with cold hands.
With all the hard plastic 'hatches', it's very important to have an absolutely flat surface for attachment. The flexible 'rubber' covers can tolerate a small amount of variation in the rim (though I still make sure they are installed flat); the hard covers can't. So be careful not to 'crank down' too hard on the fasteners if you are bolting them on.

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