Can you kayak without a drain plug?
Without scupper holes, there is simply no need for scupper plugs. … When you’re moving over larger waves in your kayak, it’s more likely for more water to make its way up through the scupper holes and into your kayak. It’s also more likely for water to splash over the sides of the kayak and into the cockpit.
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.
Should you plug scupper holes?
If you’re kayaking with a heavy load, you should plug in your scupper plugs before paddling. The extra weight will submerge your kayak further down, and water will rise from the holes. The scupper plugs will protect you from capsizing. In the summer, covering the scupper holes might not be a priority.
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.