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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Poll

Do fishing SOTs need flotation?

YES! an absolute must!
27 (55.1%)
A good idea but not really necessary.
14 (28.6%)
I'd rather keep the hull space for gear.
6 (12.2%)
NO! if floatation was needed, SOTs would come with bulkheads.
2 (4.1%)

Total Members Voted: 48

Voting closed: December 23, 2016, 09:17:38 AM

Topic: FLOTATION poll  (Read 1583 times)

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Hydrospider

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Is that vertical submerged one of you, Terry?

 Nope, but I really like that photo and would like to have a shot like that in one of my boats.

Was hoping that some of the proponents of flotation would share pictures of their hull space.


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My river boat hull stuffed, but still allowing for some storage space.




 One thing that I try to practice is trying to trap as much air as possible into my dry bags that I store in the hull. This helps take up the left over dead space and provides even more flotation.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 06:37:06 PM by Hydrospider »


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That's impressive.  I hate to say, but it never occurred to me that I could cut them down in size to fit crosswise.

I found 6 more noodles at ace hardware a few days ago, plenty of room for far more than that in my 13.5 kraken.  I do put my Wheelz in the front hatch, so that area needs to be free.
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That's impressive.  I hate to say, but it never occurred to me that I could cut them down in size to fit crosswise.

I found 6 more noodles at ace hardware a few days ago, plenty of room for far more than that in my 13.5 kraken.  I do put my Wheelz in the front hatch, so that area needs to be free.

That is now my preferred method to stack as many pool noodles as I can and still having some storage space.
Here is the more "traditional" lateral style.



I can't imagine trying to pull a swamped kayak to drain it on the water. Talking about 300+ pounds to lift out of the water without a stable platform to lift on..

Maybe a bit more than 300+pounds.   I believe that my last WW boat was 75 gallons. A fishing sit on top could have even more capacity and boats have gotten bigger over the last 5 years.
1 gallon = 8.36 pounds


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I do notice when self carrying down a steep rocky ,slippery -gravel -trail ,or ,shouldering up big steps, that the f-n-dives with noodles are much heftier to pack after the first 400' or so  :smt044...
when its that noticeable to grab an full noodles and spare paddle and pump packed- f-n-dive,back to back with another empty one down a rough trail...makes me see why it would be good to have one  kayak kept around ,empty--I have one for if ever get around to diving again..or...trails...rope..fins etc..close to shore ..remote commando days over logs and trails or roping down..empty has its place for sure
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Hydrospider

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http://www.users.on.net/~pcarter/flooding.html

 This article is interesting. "A kayak flooding experiment".
This moves beyond the obvious that flotation is a necessary part of kayaking, and tests bulkhead vs integrated flotation.


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 Another for the nonbelievers.
http://kayakdave.com/2012/09/30/can-you-sink-a-kayak/

This will wrap this one up for me and will be my last contribution with the NCKA other than a quick "good bye". I hope it was interesting and got those who voted other than YES! to stop and consider.

« Last Edit: December 06, 2016, 03:31:26 PM by Hydrospider »


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This was a great topic.  Thanks for posting it.    So,,,What ?   Are you leaving the planet?       
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Glad you enjoyed it Baitman.
I'm moving north into NWKA territory.




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Ahh,,, same screen name ?     Maybe we'll meet at the ORC next year.
Sometimes the fish isn't the only prize.
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 Yes, Ill keep the Hydrospider moniker.
It's very likely that Ill be at the ORC. That tourney was the best experience of any of the kayak fishing events that I have gone to and Ill be working about 50 minutes from Depoe Bay.


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No but I probably should.

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Another for the nonbelievers.
http://kayakdave.com/2012/09/30/can-you-sink-a-kayak/

This will wrap this one up for me and will be my last contribution with the NCKA other than a quick "good bye". I hope it was interesting and got those who voted other than YES! to stop and consider.

Glad you enjoyed it Baitman.
I'm moving north into NWKA territory.


Well that didn't take long. Welcome back!  :smt044
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