Are there any Kayaks with two day hatches in addition to 2 larger hatches?

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  1. Adamandhisdog

    Adamandhisdog Paddler

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    I seem to recall there being a kayak that had two day hatches and two larger hatches. Does anyone know which kayak that would be?
     
  2. JohnAbercrombie

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    Do you mean two small ('day') hatches behind the cockpit-one on each side, or a day hatch aft and a 'glove box' in the foredeck?
     
  3. kayakwriter

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    If you meant boats with a rear day hatch and a cockpit-accessible glovebox, both Valley and Current Designs make such models:

    http://www.valleyseakayaks.com/our-kayaks/composite-models/etain

    http://www.valleyseakayaks.com/our-kayaks/composite-models/sirona

    https://www.cdkayak.com/Kayaks.aspx?id=53

    https://www.cdkayak.com/KayakCategory.aspx?cat=16

    (Disclosure: I work for Ecomarine on Granville Island, which carries both brands.)
     
  4. pawsplus

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    A "smarty hatch" is an option on NDK boats. It's a small, shallow hatch just in front of the paddler. All the NDK boats have a rear day hatch standard.
     
  5. JohnAbercrombie

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    The Seaward Guide 17 has a glovebox and a day hatch; the P&H 'Expedition' series boats have them too. It seems like a popular combination.
    But 'Adamandhisdog' may be talking about a pair of day hatches behind the cockpit?
     
  6. Peter-CKM

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    P&H Hammer has this, which I always found to be way overkill for a boat so short. I'd rather a boat with out either, or at least without the day hatch. This should both lower the weight and cost (both of which are rather high for that boat).
     
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