Re: Kayaking Today? thanks for coming on and telling us your story bagpuss, and glad to hear that you are ok, it must have been a very frightening experience, especially as you were on your own. I'm sure you will have learnt a hell of a lot from that. It goes to show that there must be some kind of issue with these hatches, and I'm glad we are getting the covers like you did. Its certainly made me think more about preparation for any trip - ensure hatch is tight with seal fitted when i get it., check clothing is all correctly fitted so that if i do go in i don't take on water, and in future have a VHF at hand. how did the alarm get raised for your rescue?