The stainless steel tube is bonded into the side of the bottom of the hull below the waterline. A hull is then precisely drilled. Drinking water can then be drawn from the river. This weight saving device was pioneered by Steve Gurney for use in the Waimakariri River while he was winning the Speights Coast to Coast. Not recommended if the water being paddled on is undrinkable. Not recommended on European or North American lakes or rivers! Only in clean-green (parts) New Zealand!
Posted in: Kayak Upgrades