Gain inside access and interior storage space on your kayak or canoe with the Yak-Gear 6" Deck Hatch Kit. Requires 8" of flat space for installation. Includes a cat bag.
Features and Benefits
Helps you gain inside access and interior storage space
Includes a nonwaterproof cat bag
Requires 8" of flat space for installation
What's in the Box
Yak-Gear 6" Deck Hatch Kit
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Rated 5 out of
6" Yak-Gear -hatch kitI just bought this kit and installed it in my fishing kayak. It is easy to install and took about 45 mins. Mine was easy because it had a nice 8" flat circle on the floor in front of my seat. Mine even had a small center point dimple recess so I could use a compass to lay it out and keep it centered. Make sure you saw the hole 6 3/8" + and cut the line out or it will be too tight and you will have to file it larger like I did. Locate and drill you 3/16 mounting holes. Make sure you put silicone on the kayak before you assemble it with the bolts furnished. I liked this kit so well I am buying another one for my wife's kayak.
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of
Great kayak addition, easy to installReally like the finished product. Comes in handy to hold my dry box and snacks. I installed it directly in front of the seat where I already had an 8" pre-molded area designed for a hatch.
I deviated twice from the included instructions. First, in making the cutout outline. They suggest making 20 dots measured in a circle. However, the inside rim of the hatch cover was exactly the needed 6 3/8" width so I just traced it instead. Second, it suggested 1/8" pilot holes for the screws, mine wouldnt fit through so I had to increase to 11/64" pilot holes.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of
Very easy to install the Yak Gear Deck HatchI have been hunting a hatch to place on my girls kayaks for their cell phones and other stuff that carry. These are easy to install and look great
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Is the full hatch 6 inches or is the open part 6 inches?
Asked by: Spincast TV
Hello Spincast TV,
The Yak-Gear™ 6" Deck Hatch Kit features a 6" hatch opening and a non-waterproof cat bag. The kit requires 8" of flat space to be installed.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2016-07-08
is the hatch waterproof
Asked by: Gregory ro
Hello Gregory ro
The Yak-Gear 6" Deck Hatch is 99.99% waterproof when fully tightened.
Answered by: AntoniaD
Date published: 2016-05-10
is the bag removable to alow access to the inside of the boat
Asked by: bob505
The bag on the Yak-Gear 6" Deck Hatch is not removable.
Answered by: MGMay
Date published: 2016-02-22
What are the dimensions? Is this the only 6" hatch that you offer. I have lid missing on my existing 6" hatch, but it latches differently. Thanks.
Asked by: Jim N
Hi Jim N
The Yak-Gear 6" Deck Hatch has Product Depth (in.):6, and Product width(in.):6-3/4. Currently, we do offer other hatch designs or sizes. All products available for online purchase are available online. If you do not see the size or design you are interested in, please contact your local Academy Sports + Outdoors store directly or our Customer Service Center at (888) 922-2336 for current availability.
Answered by: Academysportsandoutdoors
Date published: 2014-10-03
Does the top have a leash on it?
Asked by: Jw55
The Yak-Gear 6" Deck Hatch does not have a leash.