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Nearly sank the yak..

Re: Nearly sank the yak..

Postby vicyak » 08 May 2017, 17:02

I remember reading an article 2 years ago about this and spoke about noodles getting waterlogged eventually and not aiding after this occurs and could impede the balance. If you are paranoid about water filling up then yes an automated bilge pump would be best. Personally although I'm overweight I'm a good swimmer and feel confident in swimming back if I need to. few km's wouldn't be much of an issue. I'm touching wood...
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Re: Nearly sank the yak..

Postby laneends » 08 May 2017, 19:34

vicyak wrote:I remember reading an article 2 years ago about this and spoke about noodles getting waterlogged eventually and not aiding after this occurs and could impede the balance. If you are paranoid about water filling up then yes an automated bilge pump would be best. Personally although I'm overweight I'm a good swimmer and feel confident in swimming back if I need to. few km's wouldn't be much of an issue. I'm touching wood...


Noodles/coke bottles or any bouyancy aids are simply to stop it disappearing under the waves, especially after a structural failure. Any stability has gone well before any bouyancy aid has any effect. You are correct in saying that if you intend to able to stay aboard then it comes down to pumping out faster than it is coming in, if it is still taking on water.

Coke bottles are hard to pack in and keep in place. The noodles are also used to form compartments so items stored inside dont dissapear out of reach
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