My wife and I are new to kayaking, have recently purchased kayaks.
And I am wondering where is the best place to store the pump.
It’s All A Matter of Preference
Some stow them on the foredeck, some on the aftdeck, some in the cock pit. I even did a T-rescue one day and the guy had to borrow my pump because his was INSIDE the rear hatch. Guess he didn’t want it to lose that “newness” look.
Personally I keep mine and with the paddle float bungeed around it (if you use one you usually use the other) on the aftdeck because that’s where I’m comfortable with it.
inside the cockpit under the center
works for me. Between your bottom and the side of the boat is nice if your boat is wide enough.