As the weather starts to change late summer, I like to utilize the downtime to do a little maintenance on my equipment. After the day out on the water at the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament, I had more water in my kayak than usual. I have been out in rough seas before and fish every weekend with only having a small amount of water in my yak when I'm done. This time, there was at least a gallon of water and that was enough water to make me want to check my kayak for leaks.
The process was extremely easy and only took a small amount of time. Here is how I did it.
-Water/Dish Soap Mix
-Connect the shop vac exhaust port to the drainage plug in the kayak using the duct tape.
-Check the seal and get it as air tight as possible.
-Spray everything with the water/soap mixture!!
-Look for bubbles and patch any places that appear to be a problem.
-Don't forget to check the bottom.
No Major Leaks!!