• Dave LeGear

Low budget hatch liners for your Skiff / Boat.


Looking to help keep your tackle, camera, and other gear bags drier and off the deck inside your hatches? How about not slide around as much since they have some non-skid qualities at the same time?


Then I think you will enjoy using this type of shower mats inside the various hatches and spaces inside your Skiff, Bay Boat, or Paddle craft from KMAT.


They come is rolled up in sections (shows how flexible they are) sized 25"L x 15.7"W in three different colors that you can cut as needed length wise. I can attest since I picked up several for my 18 HPX Maverick, that width wise they fit almost perfect!


And unlike other options, these can be easily removed for cleaning much less replaced if needed at a much lower price point than say other types of Marine Flooring (stick down closed cell foam) that can be expensive and semi- permanent at the same time...

And to cover the entire hatch floor inside your typical Maverick Skiff (suspect others) you will need 1 roll and about half of another to cover that entire floor. As such 3 rolls (I got four) should handle covering both the Port and Starboard rear hatch floors and have some left over for other needs. Unlike other (and usually way more expensive options) these are held down in place via suction cups...

Which is great so you can just pull them back up and clean under and reinstall them later after those spaces have dried back out. And since they are intended for use inside a shower as a non-slip floor mat, getting wet is not a problem. I am just OCD and like to take them totally up every now and then, and really get the hatch space clean!

I even placed a smaller section inside the bow hatch behind the start battery box, so one could place a bag or other item and help keep it elevated (thus drier) there, and not tend to mar up the gel coat at the same time...



Another tip when using them that you might find comes in handy to help protect those spaces (your investment) and help them always look their best and stay more dry and cleaner. Is to totally empty those areas first and give them a good wash down with a quality stripping level soap to help remove all the stains and grease from the gel coat. I am a fan of Malco EPIC Ceramic Prep Wash Concentrate for such work...



Then afterwards (told you I was OCD) I spray all those surfaces down inside the hatches with the 303 Graphene Spray Coating.



Let it flash off, and level off to a nice shine with another microfiber rag before placing the liners back into place. The coating makes cleanup so much faster from that point forward...


Hope this helps keep your gear drier by being elevated off the desk some. This while protecting those spaces better and helping you keep as much value for your watercraft as possible! Clicking on any of the pictures will also take you to a page where you can order any of these items you may need. And for around $80.00 at the time of this writing for the mat material, makes for a nice and low-cost upgrade to your boat and maybe help cover over some present scuffs and marks those areas might already have!


Tight Lines, and God Bless!

Dave



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