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 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.
leaks when hit with a hose
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.
My new kayak came with the hatches. When installing the lift in the garage we dropped the front end of the kayak and broke the hinge on the front hatch. I had to replace the entire hatch... ACK had the right one and the best price. It was delivered rather quickly. It's all good!