We empathise, summer is here. I strained my lumbar with a layback movement.
The universal naybor to naybor story I related was pounced on by the local tribe who apparently contacted Washington sources to confirm and feedback over a PA. My truck was then vandalized.
Rumors then suggested the man you need to speak with is: 1) DEAD, 2) fishing or 3) the molds are gone. Probably to Winthrop.
On the covers, search online for forums and kayak builders. Email, call or visit if possible for alternatives. Try UTUBE.Try Kokotat.
The technical end of what I would try as an expedient method is stretching a band of vinyl around the coaming, leaving a broad margin flap on the topside.
Using a cardboard template for the hatch opening, jigsaw plywood
rings both over and outside for the bottom clamping area.
Mate a cover piece with the coaming piece using the flapping margin, surface prepped glue areas, and a batch of Walmart C-clamps.
A vinyl glue bond from this surgical practice is again extremely strong.
More gluing for a vinyl shockcord cover.
Visit the kayak shop for a touch n see visit to sprayskirt cords and regular in transit cockpit covers.
You will find special nylon fabrics used for holding shockcords. I was told these are commercially available fabrics but probably not privately. Asking several experts may be productive.
Local advice advises the cockpit cover as hatch cover as suggested is not for rough water. SEDA once sold there banana WW C2 canoe with a complete cover held with a steel cable.
Tighten the spray skirt cord underway is possible but a hatch cover ?
Edited by datakoll (06/06/13 05:33 PM)