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Old 05-22-2012   #1
 
Walla Walla, Washington
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Tomcat Drain holes

I have a 2-person tomcat which has treated me really well. The only complaint I have is it drains pretty slow. Especially if I'm on a multi-day and have gear loaded. My question is has anyone added drain holes in the center of the boat? Pictures? Advice?

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Old 05-23-2012   #2
 
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I have a Lynx II and have never thought of adding holes for extra drainage (I Have in my Sotar though), If I'm using it solo on an overnight trip I just fill the boat as much as possible with gear. Paco Pad in front, A big foot block (with drink holder) is next, Behind me I'll put a big drybag, and behind that another bag. If there's no room for water it can't fill your boat, all that gear weighs less than a boat full of water making it easier to paddle.
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If it works anything like the floor in my cataraft I would be careful about the location of holes in the centerline. They turn into blow holes when you hit waves! I put one in the wrong spot on my cat floor and it produced a spout the hit me in the crotch on nearly every wave.
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If it works anything like the floor in my cataraft I would be careful about the location of holes in the centerline. They turn into blow holes when you hit waves! I put one in the wrong spot on my cat floor and it produced a spout the hit me in the crotch on nearly every wave.
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