A few months ago I purchased a Mainstream Streak kayak for $25. It had a hole in it which is now repaired but I am finding out that isn’t all that was wrong with it…for one thing it has no bow or stern handles (sorry, unsure of correct terminology)
I purchased some 1/4 inch rope and some flexible tubing to thread the rope through at our local TCS store. My plan was to drill two holes on the top ends of the kayak just big enough to fit the tubing through. Then tie a knot in the rope to secure the ends together. (forming a loop at each end to be used as a grab handle) Then some caulking to seal out any water where the tubing touches the kayak.
I think we really need something to grab a hold of but I am a little afraid to go drilling holes in the kayak. The outside of the tubing is just under 1/2 inch in diameter. So I would actually be drilling two 1/2 inch holes at each end of the kayak.
Thanks in advance for any opinions you have to offer!!! ~ Kim
- This is our first experience with a kayak as we have always paddled canoes up to this point. I got it just so when I take my two kids canoeing one of them could sit in the kayak instead of the sitting in the bottom of the canoe. It seemed like a good idea at the time but I am beginning to wonder…