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Yes, with magnets and flush hatches, wave force and water force on an inverted kayak, pushes the hatch closed, not open.

That's why we don't use wood strip spray skirts.

Proper fit, gaskets and a good hatch design will be air tight.

I use epoxy coated 3/4" x 1/8" magnets from K&J Magnets.

They advertise them as saltwater proof but make sure to seal them well under 4 oz. glass.

Over the nearly twenty years I've been using the magnets I've found the the right gasket/hatch design and thorough sealing of the magnets create a reliable waterproof closure.

See my magnetic hatch close in the video on this page - http://www.gmc.com/gmc-life/suvs/acadia-in-acadia.html

The key to a waterproof design is a raised bead on the inner edge of the deck lip which presses into the gasket. If you look at the hatch cover gasket, (center bottom) you'll see the indented impression of the bead in the gasket.

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