Re: watertight hatches cl

Posted by Dave on Jun 26, 2006


I also have the Moby Latches on my WR-18, and after whacking my fingers about 2 dozen times I finally learned to keep them out of the way - I�m a slow learner sometimes.

The really big problem I have with them is that people come up and the first thing they want to do is pull the hatches off, as if there is a 700 foot high sign with flaming letters that says �TAKE THE HATCHES OFF�. I even had the boat at a kayak demo day, and I had the only wooden boats among a gazillion plastic ones, many of them had hatches but my boat was the only one people would walk up to and take the hatches off.

I�ll be at the beach and people will walk up to the CH-14 I build with the standard CLC flush hatch tabs admire the boat for a while, then mosie over to the WR-18 and the very first thing they do is reach down and pull one of the hatches off. I�m about ready to put a 5 lb padlock on each hatch.

In Response to: Re: watertight hatches cl by Kyle T on Jun 23, 2006