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Shop Talk => Boat Riggings and Modifications => Topic started by: Painlesstom on May 02, 2013, 02:33:58 PM

Title: Storage Hatch
Post by: Painlesstom 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

Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: watercat on May 02, 2013, 02:39:53 PM
I have that one it works and fits very nicely
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: bizler 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.
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: bravodelta 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.....

Bravodelta
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Ctdirtdigger 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 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/280903447108?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: CC-CODER on August 01, 2018, 11:58:37 AM
I'll be making a video soon of how I installed mine...stay tuned.
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Painlesstom 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.
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Larry 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
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: CC-CODER 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.
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Larry 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...
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: CC-CODER 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
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Ctdirtdigger 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.
Title: CW - Storage Hatch
Post by: CC-CODER on August 26, 2018, 07:46:58 PM
Time to update our Mokai's with some nice storage compartments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhqgeMGD0qU

Amazon Seaflo Storage Hatch - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AS8MINA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: CW - Storage Hatch
Post by: Larry on August 27, 2018, 07:17:05 AM

Good job Chuck. Looks great. How much help was the cat ?
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Painlesstom 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
Title: Re: CW - Storage Hatch
Post by: CC-CODER on August 27, 2018, 10:30:12 AM
Good job Chuck. Looks great. How much help was the cat ?

Since I canít see and she canít hear, she was a big help. Lol
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: CC-CODER on August 27, 2018, 10:33:09 AM
Good job on the install and the video! I'm sure many will find it very helpful.  \./8

Thanks. I think the video combined with your pictures should help those attemting a storage hatch install. 
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: bizler on August 27, 2018, 12:29:49 PM
Nice job on both the video and installation. Looks neat and tidy.  \./8
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: CC-CODER on August 27, 2018, 04:21:49 PM
Nice job on both the video and installation. Looks neat and tidy.  \./8

Thanks.  I need to make it neat and tidy inside, can't find things lately. Lol
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: mokamo on August 27, 2018, 08:22:04 PM
Hi Tom ,
I noticed in your last picture, you have two bolts above the flotation. Was that to keep the flotation from moving backwards. Do you think we should do the same?
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Painlesstom on August 27, 2018, 08:32:32 PM
I moved my flotation tank forward to help shift weight, the screws are just to keep it from sliding back. No need for you to do it though.
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Bob38 on July 23, 2019, 08:13:01 PM
Wow! the upgrades are endless...........AND I LOVE IT!
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Painlesstom on July 23, 2019, 08:15:47 PM
Yes, these boats are tons of fun to use and upgrade! This is what Mokai Madness is...  >:D
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Bob38 on July 23, 2019, 08:21:01 PM
Any cure? Or do I just go with it and let it cure the other ailments I have? Looking forward to the treatments.
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Painlesstom on July 23, 2019, 08:26:33 PM
There is no cure, only regular treatments. Withdrawal symptoms are pretty painful during the winter months for some, so plan to get your fix via YouTube when it gets cold out. I usually have some new videos to get you by. lol  :D
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: Bob38 on July 23, 2019, 08:27:49 PM
Cool
Title: Re: Storage Hatch
Post by: CC-CODER on July 23, 2019, 11:13:53 PM
I'll be adding to the video collection as I'm trying to change my normal Mokai videos to a better format. Maybe a little bit of camping, boating, hiking and scenic views mixed in. I still have trips from last year to edit, so with the new DJI Osmo camera I should have plenty of good footage to create some nice moments. Learning the editing is fun, but hard to teach an old Dog new editing tricks. Lol