I looked but did not see this incident posted on the Hobie site. Sorry if this is a re-post.
Serious incident reported that should stimulate discussion re safety measures:
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/bb/in ... pic=5985.0
Incident and safety measures discussed:
http://topkayaker.net/cgi-bin/TopYak/ul ... p=1#000011
Particularly taken with idea always use floatation bags plus this from Prowler Les on the TopKayaker site:
â€œWhat is needed is some kind of screw hatch slightly larger than the diameter of the bilge pump with a rubber seal that the pump is pushed through so that the rubbers seals around the outside of the pump. This way the water can be pumped out without more water getting in.â€