My name is Linwood Crosby. I’m a little fella at 6 feet and 265 lbs, and I had my left knee replaced.
I venture to northern Maine, where I lived for 40 years, and do a lot of fly fishing in both remote ponds and large lakes, so this kayak is a lot more convenient than towing my 14 foot Jon boat.
Thank you for a kayak I feel I can safely fish out of.
I hadn’t been in a canoe or kayak for 5 years, so it took a little getting use to, but nothing major.
Easy in and easy out, and my feet stayed dry. Pretty cool, and it sure paddles well.
At first I found the seating a little slippery, due primarily to my left knee replacement and not being able to squeeze the seat enough, but I remedied,
that after I got my sea legs back and sitting higher –
After being out two more times I found that my replaced knee cap causes my left foot not stay in the proper position very long, under me, without discomfort, when paddling. I’m predominately a lefty. Sitting 1 inch higher on the saddle with the added pads [see picture] has helped. With the pads, I can put both feet directly under me, for a longer duration.
The stream near me, that I tried the Wavewalk on, is overflowing its banks from all the rain. I plan on going fishing in a pond near here, in a couple of days.
I got a real good running 1.2 hp GameFisher to try on it, as soon as I get more used to it.
The kayak is already outfitted with a transom mount.
Linwood Crosby (“Puddle Jumper”)