Additional buoyancy inside hull of SOT

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VitalArtifact
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Kayak Make: Aquastar
Kayak Model: Kingfisher
Location: Botany eastern beach howick bucklands kawakawa

Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:55 pm

Hey guys,

After my hull filled with water within minutes of being out at eastern beach channel marker (due to poor workmanship on a cheap yak's fittings and my failure to check them prior to a maiden trip- DOH ) , in windy onshore conditions - resulting in two turtles and re entries in choppy swells for me and my 14yo son, and a very hairy paddle back to shore with a slowly sinking yak !!! :(
- not the best time and place to practice re-entries and getting tangled in paddle leashes and fishing line!!
Lost a lot of new gear and my son's eagerness to join me again- lol...

Got me thinking of additional buoyancy to add to inside of the hull; without too much weight being added...

Seen a couple of members on here mention have some type - any one have some tips for me?? HLD?

Thought of bubble-wrap type packaging materials or polystyrene beans, but would like to hear what others have done and what is proven to work??

Any tips appreciated!
Cheers fellas

gadgetm
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Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:40 am

I used to have something like these in my old white water yak. Had short ones in front of feet and longer in the stern. Could deflate and put gear in instead if need be.

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GBC
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Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:45 am

Wine cask bladders work well . You just need to drink a few (read 50) casks of wine.
Alcohol doesnt solve any problems But ..... neither does Milk



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Yaktofish
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Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:28 am

You may want to check out there is a TR on here already which talks about just this..............

http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/vie ... uoyancy%2A" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:35 pm

Wine cask bladders - laminated, tough and fun to collect :beer: :beer: :beer: :drunk: :puke:
Each one gives ±3kg lift, so don't need many

Avoid beads (messy) and expanding foams (absorbent).
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VitalArtifact
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Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:42 pm

Awesome thanks for that! Lots of wine sounds like a great idea to me

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