Valley Accessories

Hatch Cover, Oval

It is always better to cover the hatch rather than curse the flooded compartment.
Valley Accessories-Hatch Cover, Oval
Item:WX1019-723
Price:$74.95
Availability:In Stock
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Description

In the 1980s Valley became the first company to develop a watertight hatch system especially for kayaks. Although other companies offer similar products, Valley's original system remains the benchmark by which all hatches are judged.

Features

  • 16" x 9" oval

Reviews

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Perfect fit rating
One of the compelling reason to buy my used Valley Argonaut was Valley's reputation for great hatchs and covers. The covers on the boat when I bought it showed wear - not surprising. The new covers fit perfectly. Was in rough water several times in the past month and didn't have as much as a drop in any of the 3 hatchs. I am sure neither of my other boats would have performed similarly. Nice to know Rutabaga has great products and service to match. Thanks

Reviewed by:Jefferson Doggettfrom Woodbridge, Virginia. on 7/30/2013


Fit My Valley Avocet Perfectly rating
I was a bit worried about the fit of these hatch covers because I wasn't sure if I should measure from the inside of the hatch opening or the outside of the cover itself. However, I called Rutabaga shipping and the rep was very helpful. Fortunately, the covers fit perfectly and my Avocet is ship shape and sea worthy again.

Reviewed by:Susanfrom Wilmette, IL. on 7/9/2013


My Pintail is smiling again! rating
I recently discovered that old Valley boat hatch covers self destruct over time (mine were 12 years old). This is the exact factory replacement...even the logo. Thanks Rutabaga for making it available and for the lightning speed of shipping and delivery. I replaced all three hatches and my old Pintail will continue to dance for at least another decade!

Reviewed by:Dan O'Connellfrom Mound, MN. on 6/18/2013


Replacement Valley Hatch Cover rating
Both front and back hatches on my Valley Skerray rotted out at the same time after 13 years of abuse. Valley make fabulous hatches however. I even pressure tested my last Oval hatch by a misguided attempt at keeping steaks cool on a Lake Superior camping trip. It seems dry ice is not a smart thing to add to the inside of a kayak hatch, especially when it's sealed with one of these wonderfully tight covers. In a scene straight from "Sink the Bismark", there was an explosion from my boat as the dry ice turned to gas and the hatch cover shot upward at great speed. 3 stunned paddlers wondered why the Skerray was "smoking" from the back hatch, then almost capsized with laughter as we put two and two together. If this hatch provides anything like as good a seal as the valley hatch it replaces, I will be a very happy kayak camper for years to come

Reviewed by:sandy templetonfrom chanhassen, MN. on 6/3/2013


Valley Hatch Covers are the best rating
I have used Valley hatch covers for years. They are the best in terms of keeping your hatches dry. I am so pleased to find that Rutabaga carries them.

Reviewed by:Glen Michaelsfrom Plattsburgh, NY. on 8/20/2011