texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Half Past First Cast, JRB1129, russellslure, Kins.G, croppiepredater
117619 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 110,982
hopalong 108,611
Bigbob_FTW 84,623
John175☮ 83,072
Pilothawk 82,435
Derek 🐝 67,858
JDavis7873 67,414
Mark Perry 67,140
Bob Davis 61,168
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics1,146,079
Posts15,634,210
Members142,619
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Newbie needs help #14452895 08/18/22 10:15 PM
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 7
T
texas_bow_hunter Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
T
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 7
I just purchased a Lifetime Tioga fishing kayak. I'm trying to see what the safety requirements are other than the PFD. I've tried looking online, but the information gets shuffled in with power boat requirements. Any information would be appreciated.

Attached Files IMG_6548.jpg
Re: Newbie needs help [Re: texas_bow_hunter] #14453081 08/19/22 02:13 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 131
T
texas-rig Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
T
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 131
Welcome to the Plastic Navy! I am by far not an expert but here are the items I carry and/or do for safety. Take your yak empty to a boat ramp or in a pool where you are in shoulder deep water and flip it, dressed like you plan on kayaking. Then practice how to get back in just in case you ever have an accident on the water. I believe a life vest and whistle are all thats required. I've never had a game warden check me, but here's my list of safety stuff.


Whistle attached to PFD https://www.mariner-sails.com/sea-dog-whistle-life-jacket.html

Knife (personally i carry a dive knife)

A orange flag with Light on it https://www.mariner-sails.com/yak-attack-visipole-ii-light-mast-floating-base-in.html

leash for paddle

ziplock bag or these for all thing you want dry https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089QJWZ4X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

Hand bilage pump

extra rope or paracord

if you go offshore VHF radio

I keep a small dry bag in my hull with water weld (putty to patch a hole), 1st aid kit, sunscreen, extra hat, leatherman, and towel.

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: texas_bow_hunter] #14453485 08/19/22 04:46 PM
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 7
T
texas_bow_hunter Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
T
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 7
Thanks for the input. I've got the whistle and PFD is on order. I've got paracord in my hunting stuff. I may use it in the bay, but not offshore. Don't want to be shark bait. grin I'm looking forward to getting it out.

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: texas_bow_hunter] #14455396 08/21/22 08:38 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 183
Z
Zedteamk2 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Z
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 183
Is water weld similar to JB weld? but for plastic?. If so , that's a very hand thing to have around on a kayak

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: Zedteamk2] #14455467 08/21/22 09:57 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 131
T
texas-rig Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
T
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 131
Originally Posted by Zedteamk2
Is water weld similar to JB weld? but for plastic?. If so , that's a very hand thing to have around on a kayak


Its actually made by JB weld $5-8 for a tube. I also have nitrile gloves in the ziplock back incase I ever have to use it, it wont get on my rods when I continue fishing. Personally haven't had to use it. I was told about it and added a stick to my emergency bag.


[Linked Image]

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: texas_bow_hunter] #14456529 08/22/22 09:56 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,458
JJ4MEL Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,458
Along with what's listed above, I keep a roll of duct tape in my hull. I have had to use it as a temporary patch and to temp fix a paddle.

First Aid kit. ALWAYS handy to have in the hull or a dry bag.

Learn how to pull a hook from your body. LOL, not a matter of if, but when it happens. When you're in a yak, you have hooks all around you. Add a fish to the mix and then you have flying hooks. I have done this 3 times. 2 from the hand and buddy took one from my back.

Winter time: Dry bag with extra clothes. If you dump in the Winter and not close to your vehicle, you want the chance to at least get some dry clothes on. This could save your life.

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: JJ4MEL] #14457630 08/23/22 11:27 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,894
M
Mike@972 Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
M
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,894
Having something to pee in can be considered safety gear and is often overlooked by traditional boaters.

In the inevitable event that you need to pee, you will need to paddle to the shore or have a bottle... if you try to pee off the side, you run the risk of flipping your kayak.

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: Mike@972] #14457917 08/24/22 01:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,066
D
DillonCan'tFish Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,066
Originally Posted by Mike@972
Having something to pee in can be considered safety gear and is often overlooked by traditional boaters.

In the inevitable event that you need to pee, you will need to paddle to the shore or have a bottle... if you try to pee off the side, you run the risk of flipping your kayak.


I never considered how hard taking a leak would be when I first started in a kayak. I can stand up fine just can't turn sideways. The first time I tried it, I had to pull a scupper to wash the bottom out. After that fiasco, I realized that the giant hole for the pedal drive couldn't be in a better spot to pee through. roflmao

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: DillonCan'tFish] #14458023 08/24/22 03:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 43,548
Mudshark Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 43,548
Originally Posted by DillonCan'tFish
Originally Posted by Mike@972
Having something to pee in can be considered safety gear and is often overlooked by traditional boaters.

In the inevitable event that you need to pee, you will need to paddle to the shore or have a bottle... if you try to pee off the side, you run the risk of flipping your kayak.


I never considered how hard taking a leak would be when I first started in a kayak. I can stand up fine just can't turn sideways. The first time I tried it, I had to pull a scupper to wash the bottom out. After that fiasco, I realized that the giant hole for the pedal drive couldn't be in a better spot to pee through. roflmao



A sand bottle golfers use for filling divots works well.



[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]


Re: Newbie needs help [Re: texas_bow_hunter] #14458593 08/24/22 10:57 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 725
I
IslandJim Online Content
Pro Angler
Online Content
Pro Angler
I
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 725
I always thought that most kayak makers put a round hatch in front of the seat, so you can stow a plastic mayo jar on a string to pee in? I do. IslandJim


I'm an Eighth Day Adventist. On the Eighth Day, God went fishing!
Re: Newbie needs help [Re: texas_bow_hunter] #14458643 08/24/22 11:54 PM
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 25
S
Snottynose Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
S
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 25
Taking a whiz is not the problem in a kayak if you catch my drift...ploop,ploop roflmao

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: texas_bow_hunter] #14458716 08/25/22 01:39 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 18,836
L
lconn4 Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
L
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 18,836
In the winter time make sure you get a set of waders or dry suit with a fly... pulliing chest waders down far enough to take a leak is asking for all kinds of trouble.


A good rule of angling philosophy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.
Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

https://vimeo.com/73372194
https://vimeo.com/72859045

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: texas_bow_hunter] #14458982 08/25/22 02:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,066
D
DillonCan'tFish Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,066
So what it sounds like to me is, unfortunately, all kayak fishermen sit down to pee... roflmao

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: Snottynose] #14458984 08/25/22 02:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,066
D
DillonCan'tFish Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,066
Originally Posted by Snottynose
Taking a whiz is not the problem in a kayak if you catch my drift...ploop,ploop roflmao


Idk if it would work or be a total "sheet show", but the pedal drive hole on the Native might be a good option for that too. Just make sure you spray off the bottom of the hull...

Re: Newbie needs help [Re: texas_bow_hunter] #14460138 08/26/22 04:34 PM
Joined: Jun 2022
Posts: 5
O
OR2TX Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
O
Joined: Jun 2022
Posts: 5

Last edited by OR2TX; 08/26/22 04:35 PM.
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3