Cheap Hatch liner
Posted April 06 2012 - 8:05 PM
This is my Outback with it, i think it will work for preventing stuff from sliding all over the bottom of the yak. Somebody may have already posted something like this but i decided to post anyway.
Posted April 07 2012 - 6:30 AM
Posted April 07 2012 - 9:35 AM
Luck is where preparation meets opportunity!!!
Posted April 07 2012 - 4:21 PM
Good find! That thing looks like it was custom made for your kayak.
The thing is that it's a flexible tub and conforms to any shape perfectly. It cost under $5.00. It does come with handles so you need to stick it in to whatever hatch you have and mark the outside with a dark marker and then trim to fit. It certainly beats paying close to $40.00 for a piece of molded plastic from the manufacturer.
Posted April 17 2012 - 2:28 PM
Posted April 17 2012 - 3:59 PM
Posted April 17 2012 - 4:01 PM
OK so off to Wally world for me. I was not impressed with the Hobie tubs and held off getting one. Now that thing is exactly what I looking for in my Outback. Great find cnnashman!
Yeah, i recently saw the Hobie hatch liners and they want $59.99 for it, that's insane imo. This tub is flexible(probably a little too much) but it does the job for sure. Glad it helped you Greenford and Bdisanto :th:
Posted April 17 2012 - 9:37 PM
I just bought one and it fits nicely in my Revo.
Posted April 17 2012 - 10:52 PM
I think Hobies a good Company but charging $59.99 for a lightweight piece of plastic is theft, it really is, and they priced it that high because no one has an alternative. Now we do, at least until Walmart discontinues them as soon as they start to sell like they always do.
Posted April 18 2012 - 10:44 AM
Posted April 18 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted April 18 2012 - 4:48 PM
I think i will buy another one but leave two area's of the liner slightly longer so it would be simpler to remove. Maybe where the handles are located i'll leave a little grab area but not to prevent the hatch from closing.
I also filled the hatch with water and it holds it perfectly , the reason for this is because i'm thinking of storing live bait in the front hatch which i made a modified dip net for that will work in getting bait right from the seat. I rigged a little rope to the Outback hatch top(where the black plastic clip is ) the part that accepts the bungee tie down to keep the lid closed.
The rope goes from that connection point through the metal connection (where the front handle is) and back to my right side, when i need bait i pull that rope and the hatch opens up to allow me to scoop up a minnow , when i relax the rope the hatch automatically closes. Just a easy pull on the rope opens and closes the front Hobie hatch at will. It beats having to climb over the drive to access the front hatch
Posted April 19 2012 - 8:44 AM