The Old Town Vapor 10 Stern Hatch Kit converts the stern day well on the Old Town Vapor Kayak to a covered hatch area. The hatch is easy to install and the hatch rope let's you open the hatch from the comfort of the cockpit. The hinged cover creates a water-tight seal protecting your belongings. Installation instructions are available under the Resources tab. The kit includes the hinged hatch cover, cherry rivets, hatch rope, and instructions.
stern hatch kit for Vapor 10.Extremely easy install. Fits is perfect. Price was good. Shipping fast and product was as expected.
Ordering and delivery were great. Wish there was a little better product description though. The hatch cover was a plastic cover instead of the tighter fitting rubber. Plan to install it this week.
I like the fact that the stern hatch kit gives me a storage option to keep things from getting lost. I do wish that they would make one that was water tight. I haven't been in really rough water and for the most part it only has a little bit of water that gets in. I would recommend putting things you want to stay dry in a waterproof bag. I like the way the hatch looks on the kayak!!! It's easy to access and like I said, it gives me a place to put things so they don't fall out and I don't have to worry about bungee cords coming loose. I'd buy one again if I had another kayak to use it one. Just wish they would make it with a seal on it.
As noted in other reviews, it's a plastic cover. Does the job of covering the hatch securely. As I watched without helping at all, it seemed easy enough to install. We put the knots on the outside to create a handle, something to easily grab when opening the cover.