Dennis Vircks is a saltwater kayak fisherman from California who wrote a review on his Wavewalk fishing kayak. Dennis rigged his W kayak with a simple and effective means for long distance carrying:
-“I have to take the Wavewalk over long stretches of sandy beaches in order to launch and retrieve.
Even when empty this is a chore.
Here is my solution: One large low inflation tire placed between the stern hulls.
I chose a Wheeleeze WZ1-30UB.
The axel is a ¾ inch aluminum cylinder 29 inches long.
Holes were drilled to accommodate two hitch pin clips.
Here is how I attach it:
Take about nine feet of the anchor line (it’s already there so you might as well use it).
Make a double loop around the end of one axel.
Run the line through the provided “EYE”.
Run the line across the hull through the other provided “EYE” make a double wrap around the other end of the axel and tie off to the cleat, part of the additional rigging.
Lift the craft and bounce it to get the slack out of the line and secure the
anchor end to the cleat.
Here is the good part:
Prior to launch, remove one of the hitch pin clips and the wheel from the axel.
Insert the keeper end of the axel through a bow (or stern) caring strap.
Slide the wheel back on to the axel, run the axel through the other caring strap and replace the clip.
You are good to go even into Newport Harbor Channel.