"There should be a center strap attached with a locking clip that attaches to a pin in the centerline of the boat, just aft of the center storage hatch. You shouldn't need to add a strap to do that.
"This is odd, I have a 2012 Ride and the only time I got water in the front hatch was when I hit a tree sideways after sliding out of a Z-shaped chute and the front was driven under water. I've washed my kayak at the carwash several times and I…"
"Why not just use the slidetrax system--they make an accessory just for mounting fishfinders. I've been looking at that for when I pull the trigger on my first yak this year, since I'll be splitting time between lakes and creeks/rivers. Not…"