- Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:43 pm
Most Sit-ON-Top (SOTS) have scupper holes to drain any water that enters the cockpit and/or tank well due to waves lapping over (think surf) paddle drip, heavy rain or whatever.
Anytime the top of the cockpit or tank well is under the water level the water won't drain or it might even flood the cockpit/tank well ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this may be due to the kayak's design or it having too much weight in it.
When this happens some people plug their scuppers and deal with having water inside their kayak.
Most paddlers will tell you this is not the ideal situation for kayaking, but it happens quite a bit.