Self-bailing packrafts allow water to get into the cockpit, but drain it out quickly through floor drains.
They require an inflatable seat or inflatable floor to keep your lower body out of the wet.
They have the advantage of being very quick and easy to get in and out of, for scouting and portages.
For people who feel restricted by spray skirts, choose the self-bailing option to achieve the purpose of free movement.
Self-bailing seats are set higher.
This has two effects, they are less stable, but enable the paddler to practice more efficient paddle strokes and use a shorter paddle.
Post time: Nov-27-2018