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How many of you carry a kayak hand pump? I have a REVO and it seems to me even offshore if you have a crack taking on water you are almost better heading in as fast as possible then spending you time pumping water that is going to come back in. Maybe I am wrong. If so can someone explain it to me--thanks.
 

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Stick a few pool noodles in the hull for flotation just in case. It's hard to work a pump if you're paddling.
Yup. This...

I keep about 4 of the large diameter noodles in my 16' WS Tarpon. Ive never taken on much water, but its nice to have them there just in case.

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How many of you carry a kayak hand pump? I have a REVO and it seems to me even offshore if you have a crack taking on water you are almost better heading in as fast as possible then spending you time pumping water that is going to come back in. Maybe I am wrong. If so can someone explain it to me--thanks.
I carry an electric bilge pump powered by a 17.6ah 18650 li ion battery pack. Used it once so far to bail a buddies PA14 that was sinking.
 

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I have a handheld pump. I have never needed to use it on my kayak, but it did save a family that flipped their canoe in the Okefenokee swamp. Their canoe was full of water and they would have been stuck with small kids 4 miles into the swamp!
 

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IMO, a cup to bail out water, a large sponge, or a pump is a basic piece of safety gear every kayak should have when going offshore. Its not safe to assume you will be able to just paddle in first.
 
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