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- High-density foam sleeve helps this puppy float should your boat flip
- Stainless steel piston rod and high-density rubber valve system are tough-as-nails so it won't give up mid-rescue
- Eye-grabbing colors make the pump easy to spot for quick identification
- 14-inch model is more compact, making it ideal for limited-space kayaks or fully-packed canoes
- Item #AQB0023
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got this to empty out the water my dog drips & shakes off every time he gets back in the boat. It does get a lot of water out quickly, but I had to trail & error a few times to get the angle of the pump right so the water doesn't just empty back into my kayak. Also I found that tilting the boat to the side to get a bigger pool of water helps get the task done more efficiently.
Kayak bilge pump
I hope I never have to use it, but it's far better to have it and not need it. I tried it by holding it over the side of the kayak. I wish the discharge was on the down stroke instead of the upstroke but it's still a great pump. I bought it after finding myself on a very long pond, and the wind suddenly whipping up causing six-inch waves with little white caps splashing over the bow of my kayak. It was a long haul, paddling against the wind, back to the launch ramp, and I had no pump at the time. This is why I bought one. It only takes a couple of gallons of water to start the kayak sinking lower in the water, and the lower it goes, the more water enters. It wouldn't take long, like that, to find one's self in the water instead of the kayak. I'd say the pump is essential equipment, especially in a sit-in kayak like mine.
The space behind the back-band of my kayak is tight. How is the length of this pump measured? Is the 14" end-to-end or does it exclude the handle height?