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#12762421 - 05/20/18 10:25 AM ? Kayak Construction Question
DCmac Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 2272
Loc: SW Okla
What's the purpose of the holes thru the hull?

Guy at Academy says it's just a result of construction, no real purpose. That's why the also make plugs for them. I know nothing about kayaks but that just doesn't make sense to me. Someone please enlighten me.

#12762445 - 05/20/18 10:43 AM Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac]
joebeasley Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 500
Loc: Lancaster, TX
scupper holes let the water drain out of the kayak.
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#12762532 - 05/20/18 12:21 PM Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 42419
Loc: Kansas
It's a sit-on-top kayak, the scupper holes let water drain out. They have a purpose.
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#12762564 - 05/20/18 12:56 PM Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac]
Neumie Offline
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Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 3178
Loc: SA, Hallettsville, or Rockport
Scuppers do two things:

1: They allow water to drain from the deck
2: They're structural support for the top deck with hull.
"Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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#12762982 - 05/20/18 07:41 PM Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac]
Clay34 Offline

Registered: 01/17/09
Posts: 301
Loc: Wisconsin
There is a reason they have specialty Kayak shops. They know real answers to your questions. I edited the rest of my post in that it wasn't very nice.

Here are a couple of nice videos to consider when buying a new boat:

Sit on top vs sit in kayaks

Selecting a fishing kayak

Have fun.
Many go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish that they are after. Henry David Thoreau

#12764261 - 05/21/18 07:46 PM Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac]
PowerLizard Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 2206
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
The sit on top kayaks that have holes in them are constructed like bobbers. You can drench them in water and they will pop back to the surface like a bobber. You don’t have to worry about ocean waves or wake board boat waves sinking your kayak.


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