OK, this is more a gear question than technique - I apologize. However I hope someone on this board may have had some experience to share...
Has anyone used a day hatch behind the cockpit? Specifically I'm hoping for the practical pros and cons of particular hatch styles, especially in terms of ease of use, rather than a discussion on whether to use one at all.
Valley Canoe Products & Kajak Sport make "Tupperware" style hatches that are supposed to seal well. Are these easy to use? Seems to me like it might be a pain getting them re-sealed behind your back. Also might be a bit bulky for paddle-float or cowboy re-entry.
The Beckson style screw-off "inspection port" fits more flush, however it seems like even more of a pain to replace while sitting in the cockpit.
Any other styles that folk have used? (Custom on a wood boat, or commercial?)
Just needing to finalize my scheming for the boat I'm building. Thanks in advance for your help.