Bungee for Kayaks / How to Add Bungee to your Kayak

One of the more common uses for bungee is for use on the kayak deck (front) to hold  things you might need to get at quickly such as a paddle, water bottle, bilge pump etc. No kayak owner considers his kayak complete without that crisscross pattern on the kayak deck.

Here are some easy instructions on how to achieve a very simple layout for your kayak  deck. These instructions are for screw mounting. You’ll need: a 15 – 20 ft length of bungee, a drill with a 3/16″ bit, 4 nylon padeyes, 8 screws to attach the padeyes, 8 washers, a screwdriver, a marking pen and some colored tape to mark where you want  your bungee to go.

This lay out is a box shape with the bungee crossing inside. Lay your tape out in the same shape as the picture below, until you have it exactly where you’d like your bungee laid out on your kayak deck.

Kayak Bungee Deck Rigging

Kayak Bungee Deck Rigging

Mark the 4 corners where your pad eyes will go. Hold each padeye in place and using your marking pen, make a dot in each eye. Remove the padeyes and drill through each of these holes. Remove the tape.

Place each padeye (along with washers) over the holes and using your screwdriver screw in each padeye, making sure not to drill the screws in too hard.

Starting at the location marked 1 and continuing on to location 2, route your bungee under each padeye in the following order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 3, 4, 2.  Once the bungee has been threaded tie a knot at the end to secure it and cut off the excess. Use a lighter to seal the ends of the bungee.

And that’s all there is to it.

We have several colors of high quality bungee available that you can use on your kayak deck. Our size is in between a 3/16″ and 1/4″ so that no matter which size you normally use, you’ll be able to use ours. Always Free Shipping and lower prices for volume orders.







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