DIY: Kayak bilge pump

Energy & Sustainability
DIY: Kayak bilge pump
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If you are unlucky enough to have rolled over in your kayak like I have, then you will really appreciate this project. The goal was to install a bilge pump that was operated by you feet. This allows you hands to be free for paddling and stabilizing your boat. It’s a well thought out build that would make a nice addition to any sea kayak.

Learn how to make you own Kayak bilge pump.

7 thoughts on “DIY: Kayak bilge pump

  1. Anonymous says:

    Now you need a nozzle on the outlet so you can use it as a water cannon too!!

  2. Andrew says:

    Isnt a spray skirt supposed to keep water intrusion to a minimum?

    1. Marc de Vinck says:


      Spray skirts are mostly used on white water kayaks, not lake kayaks. I rarely used mine because it traps in a lot of heat and makes it really uncomfortable. However, they are great when it rains or is cold!

  3. Julia Allan says:

    I came
    accross a very interesting website with more info on this product:

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