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Outfitting and Rigging Your W Fishing Kayak

Since we've created a blog for this website, much of the information related to outfitting and rigging is presented there. The blog features a search function, which makes it easy to find information, and you can search by tags and categories too.
By 'Outfitting' we mean improvements related to all the boat's functions, while 'Rigging' refers more specifically to fishing.  Naturally, there's considerable overlapping between the two.
Our customers have taken the lead in terms of problem solving and innovation in both outfitting and rigging.  They keep experimenting and finding creative ways customize their W kayaks by adding motors, oars, deck rigging, outriggers, electronic, wheels, and all kinds of accessories. By now it's possible to say that these efforts are evolving into a new micronautical know-how.  This website offers customer kayak reviews that in many cases include detailed explanation on various outfitting and rigging projects.  Some clients send us movies.
Interestingly, no one has ever felt the need to add a rudder to our boat, which proves it both tracks and maneuvers perfectly, especially in adverse conditions, such as strong wind..

CONTENT

Motors
Paddle Holders
Storage
Platform
Rod Holders Camouflage
Transport
Fly Fishing Sailing
Fishing Electronics
Anchors
Outriggers
Rowing

MOTORS


Motorized fishing kayaks are becoming popular, and many Wavewalk users outfit their kayaks with electric trolling motors as well as outboard gas engines.
We offer transom mounts for 20" (long) and 15" (short) propeller shaft motors, as well as information about people who designed and built their own transom and side mounts

Stand up fishing kayak rigged with outboard gas motorMOTORIZE YOUR FISHING KAYAK: Why, How, What...
Electric Trolling Motors, Outboard Gas Engines, etc.

skimmer-electric-motor-mounted-on-fishing-kayak
windshield-for-motorized-fishing-kayak Windshield style spray deflector for motorized fishing kayak
DIY_tandem_kayak_with_outboard_motor_United_Kingdom Berny Marsden, UK
Tandem trip in DIY W kayak with 43 year old 3 HP motor
Seagull outboard motor on DIY fishing and diving kayak - United Kingdom Berny Marsden, United Kingdom
DIY W kayak with 43 years old 3 HP outboard engine

motorized fishing kayak - New Zealand Dennis Hodgetts, New Zealand
Boby’s Motorised W kayak with 3.5 hp Mercury
DIY aluminum motor mount for small Honda outboard gas engine mounted on a fishing kayak
Will Rocha, Texas
DIY aluminum motor mount for outboard gas engine

customer shot a video of himslef and his son in their motorized fishing kayak Jorge Sevilla, Panama
Offshore, tandem motorized W fishing kayak
review of motorized fishing kayak from Kansas.gif Jared Jorstad, Kansas
Fishing Kayak With 2.5 hp Lehr Propane Outboard


DIY motorized fly fishing kayak
Kevin Eastman, Florida
DIY Outboard Motor Mount For Fly Fishing Kayak

motorized fishing kayak review - Alabama Randy Lester, Alabama
Rigged and Motorized Fishing Kayak

review of fishing kayak for ocean research Peter Traykovsky, Massachusetts
Oceanographic Motorized W Kayak
fishing kayak outfitted with 1.2hp outboard motorRoxanne Davies, Connecticut
W500 Bass Fishing Kayak With 1.2hp Outboard Motor

High tech motorized fishing kayak
Russ Hicks, Connecticut
High Tech Electric Fishing Kayak With Jiggers

fishing kayak with outboard motorSungjin Kim, South Korea
W500 fishing kayak with a 2hp outboard gas engine

fishing kayak review, New HampshireRichard Dion, New Hampshire
Offshore Fishing Kayak With Electric Motor and Wheel
transom mount for kayak electric trolling motor Gary Thorberg, Minnesota
Clamp mounted transom mount for electric trolling motor

outboard gas engine mounted on a fishing kayak Gary Thorberg, Minnesota
Fishing kayak with 2hp outboard gas motor
Fishing kayak with trolling motor - for photography Brian Vickery, California
W500 Fishing kayak rigged with electric trolling motor

fishing kayak with electric trolling motor
Clamp mount for electric fishing kayak motor
Electric motor on 500 fishing kayak
Noel Mascarenhas, Texas
W500 Fishing kayak with electric trolling motor

Electric motor fishing kayak, New York John Zoltner, New York
Motorized W500 fishing Kayak
California fishing kayak review Dennis Vircks, California
W300 Fishing kayak with electric trolling motor


Rox - Kayak fisherwoman from Connecticut
Fishing kayak with gas engine and outriggers Jim McGilvray, United Kingdom
Kayak with 2.5 hp gas outboard engine and outriggers

Fishing kayak rigged with electric trolling motor


PLATFORM


review-of-kayak-for-underwater-scientific-testing Darcy Paulin, British Columbia, Canada
W kayak with various testing gear on board



Fishing kayak with platform for dog, Central Texas Brad Campbell, Texas
Platform for our kayaking dog

Dog on board fishing kayak Dog on board
poling platform for stand up fishing kayak
High Poling Platfrom for Stand Up Fishing

DIY platform for dog on duck hunting kayak Gary Byrne, Ontario, Canada
DIY platform for my kayak duck hunting dog


TRANSPORT

The W kayak is durable, and most W kayak owners just drag it on the ground on their way from their vehicle to the launching spot and back. Others prefer to add wheels to their W kayak. Read More >

wheel_for_kayak_transportation_Pennsylvania Joe Stauder, Pennsylvania
Simple and easy wheel for kayak transportation

Three_W_fishing_kayaks_attached_on_top_of_car-rack_New_Zealand Dennis Hodgetts, New Zealand
3 Wavewalk kayaks attached on my roof rack
fishing kayak with wheelcart - Houston, TX L.A. Shields, Texas
Reversible wheel cart for my W kayak

dragging-a-fishing-kayak-on-the ground Jeff McGovern, Florida
No-wheel kayak transportation: just drag it on the ground
fishing kayak review from Houston, TX Craig Goulden, Texas
Fishing Kayak Transporartion Wheels

upolading fishing kayka on car top
Al Lunn, New York
How to Car Top This Fishing Kayak in 27 Seconds
wide wheel for fishing kayak transportation, Mexico
John Castanha, Arizona / Mexico
Wide Wheel For Rough Terrain and Sand, Mexico


Attaching 2 fishing kayaks on pickup truck bed
Pickup Truck Bed Transport Setup for Fishing Kayaks
Review fishing kayak, New Zealand Ken from Katikati, New Zealand
DIY Transportation Wheels System For Kayak

wheel for fishing kayak transportation, Korea
Sungjin Kim, South Korea
Wheel for fishing kayak transportation
beach wheel for kayak transportation
Lou Fager, Pennsylvania
Beach Wheel With Telescopic Support For Fishing Kayak


Wildlife photography kayak, Australia Ofer Levy, Sydney, Australia
Kayak With DIY Wheel
Review of fly fishing kayak, Minnesota Gary Thorberg, Minnesota
Fly Fishing Kayak Rigged with Transportation Wheel

review of stand up fly fishig kayak, CT Jay Petersen, Connecticut
Wheel for Fly Fishing Kayak
Rigged fishing kayak, Texas Ray Schwertner, Texas
Fishing Kayak Rigged With a Detachable Wheel

Rigged fishing kayak, Texas Gary Johnson, Texas
Kayak Kart for W500 fishing kayak

rigging fishing kayak: wheels for transportation Donavan Campbell, North Carolina
Wheels for W300 stream fishing kayak

Rigged fishing kayak review, South Carolina Stan Trojanowski, South Carolina
Amphibious Fishing Kayak
Jesse's dog on his fishing kayak, Southern California Jesse Hamilton, California
Wheels for W300 fishing kayak

Electric motor fishing kayak, New York John Zoltner, New York
W500 fishing Kayak with flip wheels
California fishing kayak review Dennis Vircks, California
2008, Fishing kayak with inflatable wheel


Fred showing a trout he caught in his fishing kayak
Fred Jelinek, North Carolina
Wheels for fishing Kayak transportation
Hand trolley for fishing kayak - Florida
Jeff McGovern, Florida
2008, One-hand kayak trolley

Robert's fishing kayak, FL. icon Robert Young, W. Florida
2009, Wheels for mangrove fishing kayak
Fishing kayak with gas engine and outriggers Jim McGilvray, United Kingdom
Kayak with folding wheels

Wheel for transporting fishing kayak
pulling mat for transporting fishing kayaks Gary Rankel, Florida
2007, Pulling mat for fishing kayak

Trolley for fishing kayak Jamie Harter, Wisconsin
Fishing kayak trolley
Outrigger fishing kayak - Florida
Fishing kayak on trolley (wheelcart), Long Island, NY Doug Hord, Long Island, New York
Fishing kayak wheelcart

FISHING ELECTRONICS


Transducer for fishfinder installed in bottom of fishing kayak hull.gif
John Fabina, Wisconsin
Installing a Transducer in My W Fishing Kayak,



Rigged fishing kayak, Texas Ray Schwertner, Texas
Fish finder mount  for W500 fishing kayak

Rigged fishing kayak, Texas Ray Schwertner, Texas
Transducer mount for W500 fishing kayak
Tiger camo fishing kayak review, Wisconsin John Fabina, Wisconsin
W500 fishing kayak with fish finder

Rigged W300 fishing kayak, Arizona Bob Sandeen, Arizona
2009, W300 fishing kayak with fish locator
California fishing kayak review Dennis Vircks, California
2008, Ocean fishing kayak rigged with fish finder


Fishing kayak rigged with fish finder John Fabina, Wisconsin
2009, W300 fishing kayak with fish finder
Depth finder in fishing kayak
Jim McGilvray, United Kingdom
Fishing Kayak with depth finder

Kayak rigged with fish finder
Roxanne Davis, Connecticut
Motorized fishing Kayak with fish finder


OUTRIGGERS

People who fish out of W kayaks rarely outfit them with outriggers, and those who do typically get rid of the outriggers after a short time

Outrigger for motorized tandem fishing kayak - Korea
Sungjin Kim
Outriggers for motorized fishing kayak




sailing the W500 fishing kayak Outriggers and sailing kits for the W500 kayak
Kayak Sailing Page

small sailing catamaran kayak Rafael Francke, sailor
Outrigger for sailing kayak

Texas fishing kayak with outrigger
Troy Smith, Texas
Fishing kayak with outrigger

Outrigger fishing kayak - Florida
Wayne Taylor, Florida
Outriggers for fishing kayak
Fishing kayak with gas engine and outriggers Jim McGilvray, United Kingdom
Motorized fishing kayak with outriggers

Motorized fishing kayak with folding outriggers Brian Vickery, California
Folding Outriggers for Motorized Kayak

PADDLE HOLDERS


paddle holder for fly fishing kayak, Texas
Glynn Gantenbein, Texas
Paddle Holder For Fly Fishing Kayak




Paddle holders for fishing kayak
Norm Craig, Rhode Island
W500 Wire paddle holders


Stand up rigged fishing kayak, Alabama John Brown, Alabama
2009, Foam paddle holder for flat water kayak fishing
DIY paddle holder for fishing kayak John Fabina, Wisconsin
2009, Paddle holders for flat water fishing kayak

Robert's fishing kayak, FL. icon Robert Young, W. Florida
2009, Silent paddle holders for mangrove fishing kayak

California fishing kayak review Dennis Vircks, California
2008, Paddle holder for ocean fishing kayak

Outrigger fishing kayak - Florida
Brandon Cutter, Massachusetts
2008, Paddle holder for ocean fishing kayak
Jeff' rigged fishing kayak Jeff McGovern, Florida
2008, Paddle holders for flats fishing kayak (video)

fly fishing kayak kayak review Craig Masterman, Massachusetts
2008, Paddle holder for saltwater fly fishing kayak
Joey's wire paddle holders for fishing kayak Joey Purtell, Wisconsin
Wire paddle holders for fishing kayak





ROD HOLDERS

By this we mean DIY rod holders

DIY rod holders for a fishing kayak
Paul Harrison, Mississippi
Rigging my kayak for stand up fishing in bayous and bays

kayak-downrigger Chris Henderson, Washington
Downrigger install on my W kayak
Quadruple rod holder rack for fishing kayak
Gary Rankel, Florida
2010 Rack with 4 rod holders

DIY rod holder rack for fly fishing kayak
Kevin Eastman, Florida
Rod holder for fly fishing kayak
fly fishing kayak kayak review Craig Masterman, Massachusetts
2008, Rod holder for ocean fly fishing kayak

Jeff' rigged fishing kayak
Rox - Kayak fisherwoman from Connecticut Roxanne Davis, CT
Carabiner type rod holder

Fishing kayak rigged with rowing oars, PennsylvaniaDave Baumbaugh, Pennsylvania
W500 fishing kayak with DIY rod holders

FLY FISHING





camouflaged_stand_up_fly_fishing_kayak_Plymouth_MA Bill Davenport, Massachusetts
Support for disabled offshore stand up kayak fly angler
review of offshore stand up fly fishing kayak Bill Davenport, Massachusetts
My kayak rigged for offshore fly fishing


DIY-bass-boat-swivel-seat-for-fishing-kayak Paul Harrison, Mississippi
Bass boat style stand up pedestal swivel seat
review of stand up fly fishing kayak, Texas Glynn Gantenbein, Texas
Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak

Fly angler standing in fly fishing kayak, Arkansas
Rickey Kauerz, Arakansas
Kayak Fly Fishing the Norfork River, Arkansas
Bob fly fishing standing in his kayak, Florida
Bob Smaldone, Maine and Florida
Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak


stand up fly fishing kayak, Minnesota
Gary Throberg, Minnesota
W500 Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak

Review of stand up fly fishing kayak, Florida Kevin Eastman, Florida
Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak - Paddling and Poling

fly fishing standing in kayak
Ben Ciliberto, Pennsylvania
2008, Kayak rigged for fly fishing
Outrigger fishing kayak - Florida Brandon Cutter, Massachusetts
2008, Kayak for ocean fly fishing

Trolley for fishing kayak Jamie Harter, Wisconsin
Stream fly fishing kayak
Oregon fly fishing kayak Andrew Kumler, Oregon
Stream fly fishing kayak

Stand up fly fishing kayak Craig Masterman, Massachusetts
2010, W500 Stand up fly fishing kayak

ANCHORS


review of a kayak rigged for fishing, Wisconsin Detachable anchor trolley for my fishing kayak
Larry Durfey, Wisconsin



fly fishing kayak kayak review Craig Masterman, Massachusetts
2008, 3.5 folding anchor for ocean fly fishing kayak

Jeff' rigged fishing kayak
Outrigger fishing kayak - Florida Brandon Cutter, Massachusetts
2008, Quick release anchor system for ocean fishing kayak

Oregon fly fishing kayak
Andrew Kumler, Oregon
Stream fly fishing kayak anchor system
Stand up rigged fishing kayak, Alabama John Brown, Alabama
2009, Anchor trolley system for shallow water fishing




ROWING


Rowing oars kit for fishing kayakJim Luckett, SailsBoatsToGo
Rowing Oars Kit for W500 Kayak



Outrigger fishing kayak - Florida
Wayne Taylor, Florida
Rowing fishing kayak

Fishing kayak rigged with rowing oars, Pennsylvania
Dave Baumbaugh, Pennsylvania
W500 Fishing Kayak Rigged With Oars

STORAGE


The W kayak offers several times more internal, dry storage space than any other kayak does, and unlike hatches, this space always accessible to the passengers when they're on the water. It's also easy to store.


review-of-kayak-for-underwater-scientific-testing Darcy Paulin, British Columbia, Canada
W kayak with various testing gear on board

DIY-cockpit-cover-for-offshore-fishing-kayak DIY Kevlar / carbon fiber cockpit cover for my offshore W fishing kayak, by Edwin Warner
storage_system_for_fishing_kayak_FloridaArt Myjack, Florida
Ceiling storage system for my W fishing kayak

kayak-storage-system-New-YorkAl Arioli, New York
Rope and pulley system for indoor storage of W kayak
How much camping and fishing gear fits in a W kayak
Julie Martin, Michigan
How Much Gear Can You Store Inside a W Fishing Kayak?

Kayak rigged for fishing - storage solutions
John Fabina, Wisconsin
How I set up my kayak for the 2013 season
Rigged fishing kayak, North CarolinaDarrell Beam, North Carolina
Fishing kayak with plexiglas dash

fishing kayak storage
Jeff McGovern
W500 fishing kayak Storage decoded (movie)
Fishing kayak rigged with electric trolling motor Dan Carroll, Vermont
Rigged fishing kayak

Jeff' rigged fishing kayak
Rigged fishing kayak, TexasBevans Welder, Texas
2008, Rigged fishing kayak

fly fishing standing in kayakBen Ciliberto, Pennsylvania
2008, Kayak rigged for fly fishing
pulling mat for transporting fishing kayaks Gary Rankel, Florida
Rigged fishing kayak

Oregon fly fishing kayak
Andrew Kumler, Oregon
Stream fly fishing kayak with DIY cockpit cover
Outrigger fishing kayak - Florida
Wayne Taylor, Florida
Rowing fishing kayak

Stand up rigged fishing kayak, Alabama John Brown, Alabama
2009, Multiple storage solutions


CAMOUFLAGE

The Art of camouflage, for hunting and wildlife photography

camo_fishing_kayak_Millsap_Texas Wavewalk camo kayak
Jim Taylor, Texas



review of offshore stand up fly fishing kayak Bill Davenport, Massachusetts
My camo kayak rigged for fly fishing

camouflaged kayak for hunting and fishing - Canada Gary Byrne, Ontario, Canada
One camouflaged kayak for duck hunting
camouflaged kayak for duck huntingJohn Fabina, Wisconsin
Camo hunting and fishing kayaks

Review of camouflage kayak for duck hunting, NYKevin Coughlin, New York
Camouflaged Kayak for Hunting and Fishing
Camo fishing kayak - Key West, FL
Jo Mares, Florida
Camo fishing kayak

Camo fishing kayak - Wisconsin
John Fabina, Wisconsin
2009, Camo fishing kayak
Camo fishing kayak
Roxanne Davis, Connecticut
Yellow and gray camo 2007 fishing kayak

Tiger camo fishing kayak review, Wisconsin John Fabina, Wisconsin
W500 Tiger Camo W500


SAILING


sailing the W500 fishing kayak
Sailing Kits for the W500, including outriggers:
Kayak Sailing Page

small sailing catamaran kayak
Rafael Francke, sailor
W sailing kayak

Read more: Rigging Your Fishing Kayak: Some Basic Practical Advice >

User Manual: Launching, paddling, fishing, recovery

This Invention Is Protected By U.S. Utility Patent Number 6871608

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