I barely made any changes to the EX123. The only drilling I needed was to install the fishfinder and transducer, which I’ll cover further below. The rest of my gear I secured to the rear hatch, which Bonafide calls the HatchWell, and is a new spin on the traditional rear hatch design popular on many kayaks. A shallow tub in the top of the hatch and tie-down shock cord makes it easy to secure a kayak crate, and still gives you a ton of dry storage inside the hatch. Even though this makes an ideal grab-and-go kayak, the rear hatch is large enough to store a weeks worth of camping gear, clothing, and food––and keeps it all dry. Near the bow, a molded-in forward storage well with a hook-resistant, vinyl-coated cover adds another storage solution for items you may need on the water, like dry bags or rain gear.