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2014 MODELS

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CONTENT

Overview
Operating Your W Kayak
Performance Facts
Dimensions
Features and Accessories
Videos
Maximal Recommended Load (MRL)
Paddles






OVERVIEW


W fishing kayak - parts
  1. Flush mount rod holder
  2. Saddle: 6 ft long, 14" high, 12" wide
  3. Cockpit: 6 ft long, 29" wide, 17" deep,
  4. Prep for cockpit cover
  5. Four piece carry handle (x 4)
  6. Molded-in saddle reinforcement element  (x 13)
  7. Hull tip for storage (x 4)
  8. Hull: 11'4" long, 14" deep, 8" wide  (x 2)
  9. 3" high spray deflector









Cross section of a W500 fishing kayak
Cross section of W500 Fishing Kayak


DIMENSIONS


  • Total Length: 136" (345 cm). 
  • Total Width: 29" (73 cm).
  • Hull Width: 8" (20 cm) in the cockpit area.
  • Saddle Width at Bottom: 12.5" (32 cm)
  • Internal Hull Length:  136" (345 cm) available for storage.
  • Cockpit-Opening Length: 72" (183 cm). Internal cockpit space is longer, in the hull tips.
  • Cockpit Height: 17" (43 cm) from the bottom of the hulls. 
  • Saddle Height: 14.5" (37 cm) from the bottom of the hulls.
  • Weight: 60 lbs (27 kg) without added accessories.   
  • Storage Space: 8.8 cubic ft (66 gallons /  250 liters) of internal, dry, always accessible storage space, inside the cockpit, two hulls, and 4 hull tips.
  • Internal Volume: 117 gallons (15.7 cubic feet / 444 liters).
    This doesn't mean all this space is available for storage, and it certainly doesn't mean the kayak can carry the equivalent load - See Storage and Maximal Recommended Load (MRL) -

Structure:
Patented, deep twin hull, US utility patent number 6871608.
The W kayak is symmetrical both left-right and front-rear: Bow and stern are interchangeable.
The entire internal space of the hulls is empty and protected, and serves for storing camping and fishing gear. Passengers in the cockpit can conveniently access this 66 gallon (250 liters) dry storage space
at all times.
This new type of watercraft is a catamaran in a hydrodynamic sense, since it features two full-featured hulls.
The passengers' feet reach all the way down to the bottom of the hulls, which also serve to store gear on board, and therefore, the use of the term 'pontoons' (floats) to describe this kayak's hulls is technically incorrect.

Draft at 200 lb Load: 4" (10 cm draft at 91 kg load). 

Materials:
Hull: Rotationally Molded High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Saddle Bracket: Medium Density Overlay (MDO).
Our W kayaks are 100% Recyclable
 
Country of Origin: Our kayaks, paddles and accessories are 100% Made in USA

Storage: Our W kayaks offer several times more storage space than any other kayak. The amount of storage available is equal to the kayak's internal volume minus the space used by the passenger/s. The storage space includes the kayak's two hulls and its cockpit. The passengers can easily access their gear anytime, and the gear stays dry under normal conditions. The cockpit can be partially or entirely covered by a cockpit cover. 


Maximal Recommended Load (MRL):
360 lbs (163 kg) in total, including passengers and all the gear they carry, store inside the hulls or attach to the kayak.
Like any other vehicle, an overloaded kayak becomes slower, less stable, and less maneuverable.
  

Weight Limitations for Passengers:
  
Solo - The combined weight of passenger and gear should not exceed the 360 lbs MRL.
   A person who weighs more than 240 lb (109 kg) should outfit their W kayak with a saddle bracket.
  
Tandem - The combined weight of both passengers and their gear should not exceed the 360 lbs MRL.
   A person weighing over 200 lbs (91 kg) should outfit their kayak with a saddle bracket for tandem paddling.

All 2014 models come outfitted with a saddle bracket - standard.

Always operate your W kayak within the above limitations - Even if your W kayak feels perfectly stable and comfortable, failing to comply with our recommendations could damage it, and might even be hazardous.   More info


All our kayaks come equipped with 4 ergonomic, 4-piece carry handles - standard

 carry handle for fishing kayak


OPERATING YOUR W KAYAK 


  • For your maiden voyage as a W kayaker, we recommend the Riding posture and not the Sitting posture.
  • Practice operating your W kayak on flat water before taking it in moving water.
  • Remember that your experience in paddling canoes or common kayaks is irrelevant to the W kayak, which offers a much broader performance envelope. Take your time learning how to operate your W kayak, so that you can benefit in full from what it has to offer you. 
  • You can enter the W kayak's cockpit from its rear, and exit it from the front - Keep your feet dry!
  • Paddling and motorizing your W kayak from the middle of its cockpit makes it both stabler and faster. You can easily move along your W kayak's saddle and relocate fore and aft in the 6 ft long cockpit, but remember that normally you operate a W kayak from the middle of its cockpit, and not from its rear.
  • Surf launching and beaching: Operating your W kayak from the cockpit's rear end makes its bow rise. This is an advantage when you launch your W kayak in the surf, or beach it anywhere.
  • You can make your W kayak go over obstacles sticking out of shallow water - See article and video
  • Tracking in strong wind: You can operate your W kayak from a point that's closer to cockpit's rear, if adding weight to the stern helps you track under strong wind. Similarly, you can also move forward, in case relocating your weight towards the bow helps you track and steer under strong wind blowing from a different direction. You'd never need a rudder to help you track or steer your W kayak. For more information, see full article and video
  • Tandem paddling is a more advanced application than solo paddling. Therefore, both passengers should first paddle a W kayak solo and get used to operating it, before they start practicing as a tandem crew.

Motorizing - Get used to paddling your W kayak before you motorize it. Driving a motorized W kayak is done from its middle, and not from the cockpit's rear end. You'd need to outfit your motor with a long articulated (jointed) tiller extension.

More information and links in our User Manual



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The W500 T weighs 60 lbs

fishing kayaks in 3 colors: Sand, Yellow, Teal (green)
W500 R Model




Saddle Bracket for fishing kayak
W Saddle Bracket

kayak Fishing Cap - Khaki
The Wavewalk cap






OUR KAYAK PRICES INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. (48 STATES)






Model


Features and Accessories


Price

500 R
  • Roaming
  • Basic Flotation
  • No Rod Holders
  • Reinforced Saddle
The 500 R kayak comes with one pair of standard detachable flotation modules. It features eyelets for attaching these flotation modules either below the saddle or on the sides of the cockpit.
It comes with 4 standard ergonomic carry handles.
The 500 R features a saddle bracket.
This model features no fishing rod holders, which can be ordered separately.


$1,346
500 T
  • Touring
  • Full Flotation
  • No Rod holders
  • Reinforced Saddle

The 500 T kayak comes equipped with two pairs of standard detachable flotation modules for easier recovery, full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 standard ergonomic carry handles.
It features no fishing rod holders, which can be ordered separately.
The 500 T features a saddle bracket.

$1,462
500 F2
  • Fishing
  • Full Flotation
  • 2 Flush Mounted Rod Holders
  • Reinforced Saddle

The 500 F2 is a fishing kayak featuring 2 flush mounted rod holders.
It comes equipped with 2 pairs of standard detachable side flotation modules, full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 standard ergonomic carry handles.
The 500 F2 features a saddle bracket.

$1,526
500 XL 15
  • XL Side Flotation
  • Standard Flotation
  • 2 Clamp Mount Rod Holders
  • Reinforced Saddle
  • Ships with a TMM 15 transom motor mount (not installed)
The 500 XL15 model ships with a TMM 20 transom motor mount for 15" (short) propeller shaft - not installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.
The 500 XL15 model features 4 Nylon eyelets (tie-downs) on each side, enabling attaching 2 extra-large flotation modules to each side.
The 500 XL20 model comes with 4 extra-large (XL) flotation modules. It is recommended for sailing and motorizing. It also ships with 4 standard flotation modules that can serve as enhancement, and for using in the paddling-only mode.
The 500 XL15 comes equipped with full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 ergonomic carry handles.
This model ships with 2 clamp mounted rod holders.
The 500 XL15 is outfitted with a saddle bracket.

$1,898
500 XL 20
  • XL Side Flotation
  • Full Standard Flotation
  • 2 Clamp Mount Rod Holders
  • Reinforced Saddle
  • Ships with a TMM 20 transom motor mount (not installed)
The 500 XL20 model ships with a TMM 20 transom motor mount for 20" (long) propeller shaft - not installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.
The 500 XL20 model features 4 Nylon eyelets (tie-downs) on each side, enabling attaching 2 extra-large flotation modules to each side.
The 500 XL20 model comes with 4 extra-large (XL) flotation modules. It is recommended for
sailing and motorizing.
It also ships with 4 standard flotation modules that can serve as enhancement, and for using in the paddling-only mode.
The 500 XL20 comes equipped with full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 ergonomic carry handles.
This model ships with 2 clamp mounted holders.
The 500 XL20 is outfitted with a saddle bracket.

$1,898
500 INF 15
  • 1 Pair of Inflatable INF Side Flotation
  • Full Standard Flotation
  • 2 Clamp Mount Rod Holders
  • Reinforced Saddle
  • Ships with a TMM 15 transom motor mount (not installed)
  • Spray Shield
The 500 INF 15 model ships with a TMM 15 transom motor mount for 15" (short) propeller shaft - not installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.
The 500 INF 15 model features 4 Nylon eyelets (tie-downs) on each side, enabling attaching 2 extra flotation modules to each side.
The 500 INF 15 model comes with 2 (INF) inflatable flotation modules (1 pair). It is recommended for sailing and motorizing. It also ships with 4 standard flotation modules that can serve as enhancement, and for using in the paddling-only mode.
The 500 INF 15 comes equipped with full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 ergonomic carry handles.
This model ships with 2 clamp mounted rod holders.
The 500 INF 15 is outfitted with a saddle bracket.
The 500 INF 15 is shipped with a spray shield.
$2,110
500 INF 20
  • 1 Pair of Inflatable INF Side Flotation
  • Full Standard Flotation
  • 2 Clamp Mount Rod Holders
  • Reinforced Saddle
  • Ships with a TMM 20 transom motor mount (not installed)
  • Spray Shield
The 500 INF 20 model ships with a TMM 20 transom motor mount for 20" (long) propeller shaft - not installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.
The 500 INF 20 model features 4 Nylon eyelets (tie-downs) on each side, enabling attaching 2 extra flotation modules to each side.
The 500 INF 20 model comes with 2 (INF) inflatable flotation modules (1 pair). It is recommended for sailing and motorizing. It also ships with 4 standard flotation modules that can serve as enhancement, and for using in the paddling-only mode.
The 500 INF 20 comes equipped with full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 ergonomic carry handles.
This model ships with 2 clamp mounted rod holders.
The 500 INF 20 is outfitted with a saddle bracket.
The 500 INF 20 is shipped with a spray shield.
$2,110

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT PADDLES


Common kayak paddles are not long enough for adults paddling W Kayaks.
To learn more about our extra long, multi-purpose, extra-rigid, durable, composite paddles,
please visit our website's paddles section.


SHIPPING

For all our kayaks:
  • Free shipping in the Continental US (48 States)
  • No tax on orders from outside Massachusetts
  • $90 bonded shipping to addresses in Canada
  • We ship every W kayak in a custom cardboard box

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Thinking About Motorizing?

Motorized fishing kayaks - info
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Tite-Lok clamp mount rod holder
Tite-Lok Clamp Mount Rod Holder


Saddle Bracket for fishing kayak
W Saddle Bracket

kayak side flotation

motor mount for fishing kayak

Learn more about our
transom motor mounts


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For illustration purpose - A pair of INF Inflatable Flotation Modules attached to a motorized W kayak.
The actual INF W kayak models do not feature a Spray Shield or a motor, and they ship with the motor mount uninstalled
.








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What Makes The Wavewalk The World's Best Performing Fishing Kayak, And The One That's Best For You?

   
    Some Important Facts You Can Check:
  1. It's the world's most stable kayak by far, even stabler than kayaks equipped with outriggers.
  2. It's the most comfortable kayak that does not force you to sit with your legs stretched forward, and offers you to switch anytime between various positions, so you can avoid fatigue, leg pain, sore back and a wet butt.
  3. It's the easiest kayak to paddle, since it tracks better in strong wind, and requires no rudder.
  4. It's the only kayak offering true stand-up paddling and fishing in safety and confidence, with a 14.5" high seat ready for you lose balance, so you don't have to swim
  5. It's the most mobile kayak, enabling launching, paddling, fishing and beaching where other kayaks simply can't go.
  6. It's the roomiest kayak, offering several times more storage space than any other kayak, and room for a second passenger (see movie below)
  7. It's the most versatile kayak, for any weather and water condition you need, including cold water, shallow water and the ocean surf - even in tandem
  8. It's the kayak that offers you both the best performance and best value, since you save a lot by not having to purchase a special car-rack, a rudder, a seat, and outriggers.
  9. The Wavewalk the easiest kayak to motorize, and as a motorized kayak it performs far better than any other kayak.
For additional information on delivery, cancellation of order, product warranty and return policies please visit our website's Product and Service Policies section.


















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

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