At some point, everyone who owns a kayak will need to learn how to repair a dry storage seal in a kayak. The dry storage seal allows you to bring items into your kayak without them becoming soaked during your trip. While leaks in your dry storage container may spring from time to time, repairing them is relatively easy. Just follow these simple steps to repair a dry storage seal in a kayak.
To repair a dry storage seal in a kayak, you will need:
- Marine silicon sealant
- Wait until your kayak is dry before testing for leaks. Once it is dry, fill the storage container with water and watch for leaks.
Mark the location of the leak with a sticker and dry off your kayak.
For small leaks, use the marine silicon sealant to prevent it from leaking.
For larger leaks, peel off the foam surrounding the dry storage compartment and reseal with an ample amount of sealant.
Apply additional sealant around the bulkhead to ensure a good seal.
- If the hatch cover is leaking, the repair will be a little more difficult. Remove the bolts on the rim, remove the old sealant, and apply a new layer of sealant onto the rim. Finally, reattach the bolts.
If the rubber hatch cover is ruined, you will need to purchase a new one from your kayak's manufacturer.
Finally, add a bead of sealant around the cables if water is leaking in around them.
- You now know how to repair a dry storage seal in a kayak! Your belongings will never get wet again.