Sometime last year I asked for advice about kayak hatches. Your responses informed my investigation, which I distilled into an article for the club newsletter. I wanted to say thanks to those who contributed, and to post a link to the article for those interested. (hmmm, doesn’t show as link unless you scroll over “link to article”)
Afterthoughts: 1. Since writing the article, I have seen Epic sea kayaks equipped with toggle and hinged hatches, and 2. I found a broken-off toggle/hinged hatch on a marsh, confirming my suspicion that these might be prone to breakage. 3. I’ve also forked over a couple hundred bucks to replace the large, oval, “rubber” hatch covers on my Azul. It’s the second time I’ve replaced the hatches on that 15-yr old boat.