These covers go over the cockpit to project the boat in transit by keeping water out and improving fuel efficiency by preventing turbulence inside the hull. The strap and buckle is used to hold the cover down onto the hull to ensure it stays attached.
Note: Our cover shape is now designed to fit larger cockpits including the Tor, Tercel and rear K2 cockpits. The fit is not ideal on a Tempest; the elastic will stretch over the rim, but the result is not as secure as with other kayak models. The fit is snug over larger cockpits, such as the Tor and Tercel. However, if you work from the back, and pull forwards, they will go on nicely.