- Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:56 pm #1643072
Shortly after purchasing my new tarpon 140 I noticed the hull took on a little water, which was frustrating because I assumed it would stay completely dry. I figured it was no big deal; I will just keep my stuff in a dry bag. Well after taking it offshore for the first time, I discovered this is a major problem. I took on about 1-2 gallons of water in the hull just from paddling through some small white caps on a calm day. I put the boat on sawhorses when I got home and filled it up with water. No leak on the hull or seams. Flipped it over with the hatches closed and locked….water poured out of them. Not cool. Apparently this is a common problem with the new orbix hatches on the wilderness system kayaks. I’m going to try to place some weather stripping around the seal to see if that helps keep out the water.