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Old 05-24-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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Scupper plugs

Thinking about plugging all the cock pit scuppers. I have a constant 1-2" of h2o in the cockpit most the time, unless I am paddling my azz off. So I was thinking about plugging them up, obviously with something I can remove if need be.
So my question is, do others plug them up? I know I could just lose some of this winter layer hanging off my gut, but that ain't gonna happen...
I was thinking about cutting the plugs out of a pool noodle using a piece of copper tubbing to cut it to size...

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Old 05-24-2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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I hear you. I was marginal weight for my T140 when I bought it last year. I've since added another 15# . My scuppers are plugged with foam golf balls that I thinned out on a belt sander. They work OK but are kind of stiff/ non-resiliant so still need to be FORCED in. Looking for a better solution myself.
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:28 PM   #3
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I keep all 6 holes plugged on my t-140. Kayak fishing stuff has scupper plugs with cords attached for 6 bucks a pair. When you have to you just pop em out quick and thier tied off so you don't loose em.
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:52 PM   #4
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Kayak fishing stuff has scupper plugs with cords attached for 6 bucks a pair.
Thanks but are they water tight?

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Old 05-24-2006, 02:41 PM   #5
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Yeah pretty water tight, but lets face it kayaking buy nature is a wet sport, more so with a sit on top.
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:50 PM   #6
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I seen they had some at REI in Hingham, They were the Ocean Kayak plugs. They look pretty flexible



about $9.00pr
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:04 PM   #7
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http://kayakfishingstuff.com/Merchan...gory_Code=misc

these look like they would work well...

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Old 05-29-2006, 01:00 PM   #8
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The pool noodle is what i use. It works OK. YOu need to make sure you cut them about 1/8" larger than they need to be, and they tend to wear out quicker than the pre-made ones. One noodle can get you a ton of them so it only costs like 10cents per.

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