Sinking Kayak – Kayak Buoyancy Aid Tested!


A sinking kayak is everyone’s worst nightmare, and I examine a DIY kayak buoyancy aid that might assist as part of your kayak recovery techniques. Kayak sinking is less likely with additional kayak floatation since the kayak hatches will stay above the waterline and allow you to use your kayak safety gear to finish the job and get to shore safely.

Note: You assume all risk if you decide to implement this approach! I am not a kayak recovery expert – what worked on my Jackson Coosa FD may not work on your kayak.

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