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Saturday, May 11, 2024
Flipped Kayak - Safety
By Yakety_Yak @ 5:12 AM :: 226 Views

I was waking up today and thumbing through my phone when I saw this video, posted below.  Many people think that I have a bilge pump because I fish offshore, but I always say a bilge pump should be on your kayak no matter where you fish. This person flipped in a lake due to a boat wake.  If this person would have had a bilge pump, he would've been able to solve his problem. It may take a few minutes to bilge most of the water out, but at least he would've been able to solve his problem. Once a kayak is filled up, it is very difficult to do anything to get the water out through the drain plug. Unless you have an electric bilge pump or a handheld bilge pump, things get difficult. I am sending this video in hopes that many people will consider buying a bilge pump going forward. It is a fantastic safety tool for kayakers and it hardly takes up any space  on top or inside of a kayak. I hope this video helps.


Blake Colburn

aka:  Yakety_Yak



PS:  Feel free to call me if you have any questions or would like to know more about what kind of bilge pump to buy.  Also, if you thumb forward to 1:30 mins on the video, that is where things start to happen.