I installed this in an Ocean Kayak Zest Two. It should have taken
about ten minutes to install, however, as some have mentioned,
the bolts are just a little too short. I had to buy some an inch
longer from the hardware store to make it work. Aside from that,
the product was delivered quickly, no parts were missing, the
instructions were very good and the new hatch works great.
Overall a great purchase.
Customer service sent me a useful installation link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBW8cBt-wqg The instructions
that came with the hatch were outdated and for an older
configuration. I used the hatch itself and a marker to draw around
it then cut just inside the circle and filed to fit. It looks good but
now I need to get it wet!
Love this hatch! I read installation instructions and prepared
carefully before cutting as I only had one chance. The total
installation took about 30 minutes. I found that tracing the
wobbly gasket as they instructed was difficult and produced an
imperfect circle, so I used a Dremmel drill with a cutting bit and
circle cutting guide instead of the recommended jigsaw. This
produced a perfectly centered circle. I also cut the circle a hair
smaller so that sanding the whole smooth would not make the
hole too large. I prefer to error on the side of too small. You can
always make your hole a little larger, but once it is cut, you
cannot make it smaller.
This hatch fit my Old Town Predator 13 perfectly. Thanks ACK!
Fit pefectly on my Frenzy. Easy install
Installed this 6 " hatch on the rear tank well of my Predator 13. Fit
perfect. Thanks ACK on the help of getting the right size for me. Your
staff is the best out there. The screws are a little short, so the lock
nuts do not get a full bite depending on your application and thickness
of material. I also learned that a 8" hatch does not mean it will fit in a
8" area. Old Town told me to get a 8" hatch so i ordered one from
ACK. Well it was to large to fit in that area. I sent a email to ACK and
asked if they could take the 8" back and recommend one that would
work. The 6" hatch fit perfect into the 8" area. You need to account
for the screw down rim and how much space it takes up. If you have
any concerns about what will work for your kayak, call ACK and they
will help. Great service and shipping.
Easy install. I installed on an
Ocean Kayak XL Malibu Two.
Reccomend using rivets instead of
screws due to the boats hatch
Nice hatch, It would be great if it
had a storage bag or container
like the Hobie.
The hatch works great! It is
much better than the
spin-on type in that it doesnt
stick shut, yet it
keeps the water out.
Great lid and easy install,
beats the heck out of the cheap
hatch on my yak!
Nice product. Just as expected.
Installed nicely. Nice lid.
For some reason I thought "kit" might
attached bag. My bad! The hatch
and works well....just a bit
overpriced. I picked
up two 8 inch hatch "kits" at a local
for just a little more than what I
paid for one of