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Storage Hatch
« on: May 02, 2013, 02:33:58 PM »
Wanted a storage hatch like others I've seen done, found one to make the most use of the space available. Fit well and easy to open and close. Nothing like having a nice sized dry storage area. I made a plate that bolts the seat to the storage compartment, another plate is inside to reinforce the bolts.

This is where I got the hatch. -> http://www.ebay.com/itm/280903447108?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 02:39:53 PM »
I have that one it works and fits very nicely

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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 03:48:34 PM »
Nice work on the hatch. That'll be handy. 

I have a standard boat seat in mine which rests on the floor just in front of the angle support and and is retained by a lever actuated tongue that engages between the floor and the air chamber.  I'll snap a photo or two next time I slide it off the trailer so I can get at it and post it.

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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 11:00:34 PM »
Just ordered mine from Ebay. Will Post when I am completed.

That area behind the seat is a voided area. Just a waste of space. Great idea to put this hatch and make a small storage area. This is what makes the forum so great. Everyone contributing... Great Mokai Community.....

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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 08:03:37 AM »

Tom:  I followed the link to the storage hatch door itself, however in pics 1 thru 3 what did you actually make the enclosure out of and cut the opening to attach the hatch door to ??  Seems like a great use of space would like to install in my 2006.   Thanks in advance.



Wanted a storage hatch like others I've seen done, found one to make the most use of the space available. Fit well and easy to open and close. Nothing like having a nice sized dry storage area. I made a plate that bolts the seat to the storage compartment, another plate is inside to reinforce the bolts.

This is where I got the hatch. -> http://www.ebay.com/itm/280903447108?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 11:58:37 AM »
I'll be making a video soon of how I installed mine...stay tuned.
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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 02:30:20 PM »
Tom:  I followed the link to the storage hatch door itself, however in pics 1 thru 3 what did you actually make the enclosure out of and cut the opening to attach the hatch door to ??  Seems like a great use of space would like to install in my 2006.   Thanks in advance.

The later models had a hollow plastic flotation tank, you need one of those to add the hatch. Otherwise you just have a big foam block that you would have to carve out to add some add in compartment.
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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 03:01:05 PM »
I'll be making a video soon of how I installed mine...stay tuned.
Chuck...Hope you know a good plastic welder to patch that hole up after you cut that hole too big..LOL

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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 03:18:35 PM »
Chuck...Hope you know a good plastic welder to patch that hole up after you cut that hole too big..LOL


Yup, the good plastic welder is me...yeah right. Lol

That was my biggest worry cause you only get one chance. But, turned out to be really simple. Even let Cheri cut hers out with the jigsaw.
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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 03:29:00 PM »

Yup, the good plastic welder is me...yeah right. Lol

That was my biggest worry cause you only get one chance. But, turned out to be really simple. Even let Cheri cut hers out with the jigsaw.
If she messed it up no biggie it was her boat. LOL Can't wait to see the video...

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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 04:15:15 PM »
If she messed it up no biggie it was her boat. LOL Can't wait to see the video...


Exactly! Hehe
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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 08:39:19 AM »

Thanks............didn't realize.........mine is a 2004 and doesn't have the flotation tank.

The later models had a hollow plastic flotation tank, you need one of those to add the hatch. Otherwise you just have a big foam block that you would have to carve out to add some add in compartment.

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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2018, 07:46:58 PM »
Time to update our Mokai's with some nice storage compartments.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhqgeMGD0qU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhqgeMGD0qU</a>

Amazon Seaflo Storage Hatch - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AS8MINA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: CW - Storage Hatch
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2018, 07:17:05 AM »

Good job Chuck. Looks great. How much help was the cat ?

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Re: Storage Hatch
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2018, 07:22:36 AM »
Good job on the install and the video! I'm sure many will find it very helpful.  \./8
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