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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:45 am 
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Saw this vid for adding a rear hatch to the new 2019 Outback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWIZgzQRGLk

Thanks, TomyTek.

Also looking forward to your steering solution for the Bixpy addition.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:24 am 
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I would not want a round hatch at that location. Any water build up in the trunk will eventually leak through that circle hatch.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:49 pm 
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agoodhi wrote:
I would not want a round hatch at that location. Any water build up in the trunk will eventually leak through that circle hatch.


I guess you expect the seal you install to leak. Not sure a lot of water would collect there. There are scuppers and it would appear that there is a slope toward the scuppers.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:12 pm 
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pounce wrote:
agoodhi wrote:
I would not want a round hatch at that location. Any water build up in the trunk will eventually leak through that circle hatch.


I guess you expect the seal you install to leak. Not sure a lot of water would collect there. There are scuppers and it would appear that there is a slope toward the scuppers.


Not the gasket during install, but the hatch "o-ring" on the lid itself. These are prone to leak if sand/debris gets in it and/or "o-ring" twists. Also scuppers are on the opposite side. If the back is loaded down, water will collect over the round hatch. Just something to keep in mind.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:48 am 
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agoodhi wrote:
pounce wrote:
agoodhi wrote:
I would not want a round hatch at that location. Any water build up in the trunk will eventually leak through that circle hatch.


I guess you expect the seal you install to leak. Not sure a lot of water would collect there. There are scuppers and it would appear that there is a slope toward the scuppers.


Not the gasket during install, but the hatch "o-ring" on the lid itself. These are prone to leak if sand/debris gets in it and/or "o-ring" twists. Also scuppers are on the opposite side. If the back is loaded down, water will collect over the round hatch. Just something to keep in mind.


I don’t think you’re going to be opening it a lot for one, but really who cares if you get a drip here or there. You are in a kayak a few inches off the water, and you and it are going to get wet, and probably eventually dirty, its a management thing!


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