X Long Flotation Modules for Motorized Fishing Kayak, By Gary Thorberg

I decided that I should add some more floatation with all of the motors, batteries, etc. that I have on my W kayak. I took 4 XL modules, cut one of them into three equal length pieces, and mounted them all underneath the saddle in three rows.
Fits perfectly, and should add plenty of extra floatation in an emergency.

Gary

 

Foam flotation for fishing kayaksStandard size flotation modules next to Gary’s XL and long flotation modules

Foam flotation for fishing kayaks - installed

Foam flotation for fishing kayaks - installed


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  1. Great idea!
    A good opportunity to remind W kayakers the importance of flotation, especially if their kayak is outfitted with heavy systems, such as motors.
    Flotation under the saddle works to keep the boat afloat in case it capsized, and makes it easier to recover it.
    The best location for flotation is on the sides, as it can also prevent the kayak from overturning.
    More on kayak flotation: http://wavewalk.com/blog/2011/02/19/detachable-flotation-for-fishing-kayak/

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