Outfitting the Kayak
Even considering the less than accurate job cutting out the aft hatch, it all came together well. The small hatch holds were the last thing to add.
The foam ring under the aft hatch did make it challenging locking the holds.
The hardest part about adding the aft and forward hatch holds was applying the several coats of epoxy and varnish on the little buggers.
Ugh. Drilling holes in a kayak that I spent weeks making watertight. And never being sure exactly where the footbrace should be installed. Once in the water though no leaks and the footbrace was adequate.