Why do you need scupper plugs on a kayak?
Purpose Of Scupper Plugs
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.
They actually release water that could into your craft via waves or sloppy paddling, so they are helping to keep you afloat. Don’t worry, these holes at the bottom of your boat won’t leave you sunk. Most kayaks will have about four scupper holes as this is thought to be the safest amount.
Are kayak drain plugs universal?
If you are someone who goes kayaking regularly and owns your own kayak then you really need to have kayak plugs. These plugs ensure that your kayak remains sealed so water doesn’t seep inside. They fit in perfectly and most have a universal fit which ensures that they can be used on many different kayak models.
How do self draining scuppers work?
True self-bailing scupper valves open when the boat is underway. They perform best when the speed of the boat causes a rush of pressure from water on the deck or in the cockpit to open the one-way valve — water leaves but can not re-enter the boat.