Kayak letting in water

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bbygtr
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:48 pm

Hi all,

For some reason my two person Kayak seems to be letting in a reasonable amount of water when in the water for a few hours. Its coming in through the rear push-in bungs. I am about 104kg and my mate is 86kg. I usually sit in the back as I thought this would be best place for the extra weight. Should I just silicon the bung holes or is there something else I can do to stop so much water coming up and seeping through. Nothing like squid juice lapping around you :)

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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:07 pm

When you say, "Letting water in" You talking inside the hull itself, or coming up through the scupper holes into the seating area?
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:29 am

Hey mate, correct it's coming up through the holes into the seating area.

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Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:21 am

Are you using one-way scupper plugs or solid bungs?

I wouldn't think sealing them closed would be a good idea as then any water that got into the cockpit couldn't escape.
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:37 pm

You're talking close to 200kg human payload (minus ice, fishing gear etc) That's getting up there for most tandem SoTs.
As CasualtyWard says, maybe directional scupper bungs, but they won't help if it's sitting so low that they're below waterline.

Permanently sealing the "drainage" holes wouldn't solve the problem as the first wave that laps the side will be with you for the rest of your trip, and subsequently joined by later waves....

What brand out of interest?
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:40 pm

A wet arse is one of the joys of kayak fishing, unless you have one of those new fangled kayaks that have a deck chair on board.
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:58 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:40 pm
A wet arse is one of the joys of kayak fishing, unless you have one of those new fangled kayaks that have a deck chair on board.
Says the Jetski ..... :lol:
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:36 pm

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