This animation shows a typical W500 kayak outfitted with two pairs of standard detachable flotation modules attached in the regular locations.
If the kayak flips, it will float upside down, unless the user did something very wrong such as clinging to it and pulling it down – deeper into the water.
The user can detach flotation modules and reattach them on the side of the kayak they plan to use as a pivot when they flip it back.
After having attached the flotation on this side, the user can flip the kayak back, knowing that the flotation will support the kayak’s lower hull and prevent excess water from getting in.
After the kayak is righted, the pivot hull is likely to have some water in it, but the user should be able to bail it out using a hand bucket or a manual bilge pump commonly used by canoeists and kayakers.
The user should reenter their W kayak from the side of the higher hull that has no water in it. The water in the kayak’s other hull could help balance it when the user climbs back in.
It’s also possible to crawl back into the cockpit from the kayak’s rear.
Note: Before righting their kayak, the user may choose to reattach the flotation closer to one of the kayak’s ends instead of on its side. In such case, righting the kayak should be done by pivoting it on the end (I.E. hull tip) that’s supported by the flotation modules.