The Hobie Rectangular Twist and Seal Hatch is the standard hatch on Hobie Pro Angler kayaks and can also be added to 2013 and newer model year Hobie Outback kayaks. The twist and seal allows for one hand operation and is a hinged lid that keeps the hatch with the kayak at all times.
|Int. Dim.:||11.25 x 8.5 in / 28.57 x 21.6 cm|
I added this to my 2015 Outback and placed it vertically. It fits just fine, plenty of room to open/close the hatch without having to lift your legs or move around. No instructions come with this so be sure to install the gasket between the top cover of the hatch and the surface of the kayak. I added some Marine Goop to the two remaining holes from the circular hatch after cutting out the rectangular pattern by placing a piece of tape on the underside (inside of kayak opening) and then filling the topside with the Goop then placed the gasket over that. As I posted elsewhere you should get 1" SS screws, the 3/4" were too short to fully engage the bosses on the underside hatch frame. I really like the convenience of this system!
Installed into a 2015 outback with the bucket works great. Downside- no gasket or screws. Had to find them some where else. 5 stars if you had a kit with the hatch, screws and gasket for a few $ more.
We agree and we are creating a kit for future users that will include the gasket and screws - thanks for the feedback.