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Re-entry - Glub

The water temperature has finally broken 80 degrees, and its time for re-entry practice. I am glad I tried it intentionally rather than be surprised in a difficult situation. Deep water re-entries are tougher than they look, even without the weight of cold water gear.

My Pygmy Coho is set up with a rear bulkhead and a bow float bag. The bow scoops a tremendous amount of water when flipped, and I am concerned about my deep water re-entries. Quick question - would the boat fill with less water with a bow bulkhead & hatch? Any comments would be appreciated.