For those that run bilge pumps. Are you just sticking it down through the floor? It would be nice to find one that uses a hose and foot valve so water can't come back in through the transom hole.
Are you guys carrying a hand bilge pump? I understand why most do. Although with the one way transom valve, bilge pump, and bailing bucket. I see it as more of a waste of space. I like being safe on the water but don't want to kill all of my useable room.
Do you guys carry oars? My dad thinks I should, while I insist they aren't necessary as it would be pretty difficult to row it anyways.
Just looking for some insight before mine is seaworthy.