The Ocean Kayak Battery Bag Kit allows you to install a battery bag in the bow of the Ocean Kayak Trident and Torque model kayaks. The Ocean Kayak Battery Bag Kit is designed to keep the battery that powers your onboard electronics up off the floor of the kayak so as to keep it dry and safe. The Ocean Kayak battery Bag Kit may be adapted to fit other model of kayaks as well.
This bag works perfect. However I had to replace it because the zipper and teeth are made out of cheap metal and they corroded and fused together in less than a year. When I tried to get it open I succeeded in breaking the zipper and destroying the bag (the stitching is pretty weak). I use it in salt water but as far as I know the battery bag has never gotten wet. I am now spraying a corrosion protecting lubricant on the zipper and teeth after each use and also exercising the zipper which I did not do before. This problem could be easily remedied if it was manufactured with plastic (nylon) zipper and teeth like all other zippers intended for salt water use. Also the grommet where your wires go in is metal and this too corroded. Again, easily solved with a nylon grommet. I would give this product 5 stars if it wasn't for the cheap materials because it does beautiful job suspending the battery under the deck of the kayaks bow.
This battery bag kit was installed on my Prowler Trident 15 by my kayak dealer in Honolulu. The installation and functionality of this battery bag was excellent. The problem I have with it is the same as others have reported in their posts. The zipper corroded and froze up so I had force it in orderto try to get the batery in for that day's fishing trip. The zipper was destroyed in the process. I had used WD-40 on the zipper but that was not sufficient to prevent the zipper from corroding. I now need to buy a new bag and will use another corrosion blocker. Another kind of zipper, a plastic (YKK) should be installed such as those used on wet suits.
I originally saw one of these installed in a friends OK and immediately knew I had to have one. This bag is perfect for those kayakers that launch/land in the surf, it keeps the battery in its place and doesn't along it to get banged when you get rolled when when/if you get tossed during a surf launch/landing. The first bag that I received came apart at the stitching after one day of use, it appeared to have week stitching, I called ACK and they sent me a new one at no-charge. I'd recommend this bag to anyone regardless of the make or model of your kayak