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 sit on kayaks have holes?
The purpose of the scupper hole is to allow water that splashes on to the deck to drain back out and not pool underneath the paddler. Blocking these holes will keep tiny splashes from coming up from underwater through the holes but it will keep any water that makes its way onto the deck from draining back out.
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.
Can you add a drain plug to a kayak?
INSTALLATION OF A NEW DRAIN PLUG: Drill a hole in the desired location with a 1 inch drill bit. Lay the drain plug flange, with the drain plug in it, into the hole you have just drilled. Push hard until the plug fits firmly.
What are the holes in a sit-on-top kayak?
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.