When A Sit On Top Kayak Takes on enough water.....

Discussion in 'Kayak safety' started by The Riddler, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. JKay

    JKay Active Member

    Will it fit in the round center hatch in the Revo? If yes, do you remember the brand? I should probably pick one up.
  2. prospector

    prospector Well-Known Member YakPack

    "Not for me but in case someone else needs it." Really Flyak! Not for you? LMBO!
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  3. flyak

    flyak Well-Known Member

    Dude, I'm good on the launches. The beach landings are crash and burn sometimes.:D
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  4. prospector

    prospector Well-Known Member YakPack

    Suggestion for those of you who remove your drain plug: I do the same sometimes but I take a bungee cord and stretch it around my seat to remind me that something just isn't right! In short it reminds me that I took my plug out and let drain over time ... The bungee tells me to put the plug back in the hull. Works every time!
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017
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  5. Bluefinn18

    Bluefinn18 Well-Known Member YakPack

    Yes. Not sure where I got this one.
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  6. JKay

    JKay Active Member

    Thanks Bluefinn. Appreciate it!
  7. slappy

    slappy Moderator Staff Member YakPack

    Hobies now have foam flotation in them. i think more manufacturers are doing that.
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  8. flyak

    flyak Well-Known Member

    Damn you Prospector! Ill post a story tomorrow on CR post.
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  9. prospector

    prospector Well-Known Member YakPack

    Damn you Prospector! Ill post a story tomorrow on CR post.

    I'm waiting with baited breath! LOL! I bet it's going to be a doozy!

    prospector
  10. flyak

    flyak Well-Known Member

    So I launched yesterday and fished. Oecean was washing machine like with winds. Water over the bow and mucho hull slapping through the water. Tough paddling and really unstable yak. After two hours, I open center hatch for a an electrolyte drink and I see 3 inches of water. Holy shit. I call my friend Rod on the radio and ask him to please come over. Ill tell him my situation and ask him to check if my drain plug is in.
    Nope. He tightens it and asks me if I want to head in, about a mile plus out in 185ft of water. He gives me a water bottle and I cut the top off and bale as much water as I can. We continue to fish and do catch some. He asked me what I meant when I said dam you Prospector. And I told him about this thread.:D
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  11. prospector

    prospector Well-Known Member YakPack

    flyak ... glad it turned out to be a no harm done issue! And the pump is now in the boat or perhaps the bungee cord is hooked around the seat? :rolleyes::p
  12. flyak

    flyak Well-Known Member

    On my tarpon I am using, the plug is in the stern. Like my old OK prowler location of the drain plug, on the top of the bow. When I load it on the car or truck, I can see it. Out of sight, out of mind I guess.
    If did carry one, it would be inside the hull.
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  13. BFVSFOREVER

    BFVSFOREVER New Member

    I went to move my kayak yesterday. I had it tilted to one side so water would drain out of the scupper holes. When I tipped it to drain the little bit of water remaining I heard sloshing. The kayak was 1/2 full of water. How? All plugs were in place and the hatch lid was tight, plus it was not under water because it was tilted. Then I saw it. 2 rod holders behind the seat. I took a long stick and put it in one of the rod holders and sure enough when it touched bottom it measured the full depth of the kayak. How do I fix that? Or should I? I am new to this and plan to only fish local lakes and ponds to start. That hand held bilge pump is sounding pretty good to me now.
    I found that one in the picture (Seattle Sports) on Amazon.com
    Last edited: May 10, 2017

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