Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:58 am Post subject: kayak floatation bags for bow and stern
I'm a newbie to the kayak world and my friend and I purchased kayaks and trying to be safe and cover all the bases. I have a question or two. The kayaks are: America 11 ft made by perception (this one has the rod holders and hatch in the back) and the second kayak is Manatee 10 ft from LL Bean.
We would like to get the floatation bags for the bow and stern, but don't know what size to get or does it really make a difference? and what do we need to hold them in with, if anything. If I choose to put an anchor on mine how is this done and do I need just a small anchor like I see them on ebay.
Thanks in advance for any good advice.
We do have PFD for ourselves.
I have not seen anyone use the flotation bags, but I assume that just inflating them inside the yak would lock them in. Yes, all you need and want is a small anchor if any. Preferably one that has tie offs at each end. You tie your anchor rope to the normal pull end of the anchor with monofilament that you can break if needed. And the end of the anchor rope is tied to the front of the anchor so you can pull it out of what it might be stuck in. If you are gonna use an anchor in swell or current you should use an anchor trolley with bungees. The trolley allows you to position your yak for fishing. And the bungees will allow some give on larger swells. Not sure what you would use the anchor for, but you might want to look at a drift chute also. I am sure you can find pics somewhere in this forum or at least links to pics.
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