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? Kayak Construction Question #12762421
05/20/18 03:25 PM
05/20/18 03:25 PM
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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.

Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac] #12762445
05/20/18 03:43 PM
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scupper holes let the water drain out of the kayak.

Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac] #12762532
05/20/18 05:21 PM
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It's a sit-on-top kayak, the scupper holes let water drain out. They have a purpose.


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Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac] #12762564
05/20/18 05:56 PM
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Scuppers do two things:

1: They allow water to drain from the deck
2: They're structural support for the top deck with hull.


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Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac] #12762982
05/21/18 12:41 AM
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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.


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Re: ? Kayak Construction Question [Re: DCmac] #12764261
05/22/18 12:46 AM
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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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