Where is the plug on a kayak?
While most drain plugs are installed on the back (stern) of the boat, there are some other variables to consider when customizing your installation. When choosing, consider picking the heavier end of the boat, which will make the draining process easier because you will be lifting the lighter end.
Are you supposed to plug kayak holes?
We do not recommend sealing your scupper holes completely. In fact it could cause your kayak to actually flood and become too heavy to paddle. A better option is a good fitting scupper plug that is easy to install and remove as needed and as conditions change.
Why do kayaks have drain plugs?
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 kayaks leak?
Although bow hatches on Adventure Island and Tandem Island models have seals on top and bottom, these are more likely to leak on rough days, especially if the bow is burying into the water. …
Can a sit-on-top kayak sink?
With scupper holes (holes in the kayak that allow any water to drain out) and nowhere for water to collect, a sit-on-top kayak won’t sink when capsized.