The Wilderness Systems Round Replacement Orbix Hatch is the OEM replacement for Wilderness Systems kayaks that were manufactured with the Orbix hatch. This hatch is NOT a direct replacement for models that did not originally come with the Orbix Hatch. This hatch fits model years 2014 and older.
This product is fine to mount on a kayak I have a kayak that I just sawed out a hole for it. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE COMPANY they just want you to buy their kayak.
I bought this one thinking the hatch on my tarpon was just worn out. Nope...the whole design is defective and not watertight at all. It is ok on the ride because the hatch hole is elevated and it is already a dry ride. But I just love how my tarpon takes on enough water to almost sink me out at some of the toughest fishing locations in the mid atlantic. Thanks Wilderness Systems, you sure made my life extra exciting. My tarpon just sucks water right in this stupid hatch in rough conditions even though I was at least 75 pounds under the rated capacity. They make good hulls, but these hatches are garbage and the current seats on the ride fall apart as well.
So I recently reviewed that this doesn't work for my Tarpon 120. Came to find I own a 2016 model. This hatch is for OLDER models ONLY. Yes they state this in the description. However they do not offer the newer option upfront. The good thing is, they have the newer 8 screw pattern hatch. After contacting them they went ahead and swapped out this one for the new one at no extra charge. Great customer service and now my Tarpon is whole again.
Absolutely is NOT an OEM replacement for the wilderness system Tarpon 120!!!! The stock hatch is recessed, while this sits on top. The stock has an 8 screw pattern while this has a 6 screw pattern.