Hatch Doors

The Tempress hatch doors that come on the side bins of the Pre-Rondar Boats feature a less than stellar design that breaks the plastic hinge pin if the cover is bent back to the deck. One way to avoid rewarding them $40 for this 3rd rate design technology, is to drill a couple holes and run a cord through the slot. It still seals well, and won’t break again.

Replacement doors can be purchased at West Marine, Lay Line and other chandlers. The doors come with a kit that includes a new hatch. When you reinstall, install with the hinges down, so that the door opens on to the floor. It is less likely to break that way.