leaky hatch!

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wherearethey?
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:34 pm
Kayak Make: skull sniper
Location: south Taranaki

Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:39 pm

Hi all, Im a newbie with a second hand yak & it leaks bad whenever water splashes over the bow. Im not wanting to spend TOO much cause haven't been out on ocean, (& I confess Im a poor sailor :puke: ) so for now , what options are there?

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Cowboy
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:59 pm
Kayak Make: Cobra Marauder
Kayak Model: Viking 440
VHF Call Sign: Cowboy
Location: Hawera

Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:15 pm

Is it a Cobra Marauder. Their hatches tend to leak a bit. I have one and normally end up with a couple of cup fulls of water after a days fishing, nothing that effects its performance or lack of.
You could try a thin bead of silicon around the edge of the hatch or glue some cut tire tube around the edge to act as a gasket.

wherearethey?
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:34 pm
Kayak Make: skull sniper
Location: south Taranaki

Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:37 pm

I think it is the Enabler model - 4 m. I will get some gunk & seal the bottom seal, but the amount of water it takes on I suspect the lid may be a tad buckled!

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