Do sit on top kayaks need plugs?

Do sit on kayaks need plugs?

A sit-in kayak will have a rear drain plug which allows water to be removed when back on shore. Kayak Scupper Plugs does offer these types of plugs as well.

Why does my sit on top kayak have a drain plug?

Purpose Of Scupper Plugs

Scupper holes, found in sit-on-top kayaks, are designed as a safety feature to drain water out of the kayak, from top to bottom, which keeps you from sitting in a puddle or even worse, making your kayak a bathtub full of water prone to capsizing.

Do I need a bilge pump for my kayak?

So, it is good to have a bilge pump on your boat regardless of the boat size, at least for a backup. For small boats such as non-motorized boats (kayaks, canoes, dinghy) or boats less than 15 feet in length (around), probably you don’t need to install a bilge pump on your boat (still, you can do that if you want).

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