About the Wavewalk® Spray Shield for motorized kayaKS and MICROSKIFF
When a Wavewalk® is outfitted with an outboard motor it can travel at speeds between 8 mph and 15 mph, depending on the series (500 or 700) and motor’s horsepower. Currently the speed record for a motorized Wavewalk® 500 stands at 13 mph.
While spray splashing into the cockpit isn’t a problem in normal conditions, spray might splash into the front part of the cockpit when the water is choppy and the kayak’s bow hits waves at high speed.
This problem can be solved by outfitting the cockpit with a cover such as a small tarp.
Some Wavewalk® models come outfitted with a preparation for a cockpit cover, and installing a cover is easy, takes less than a minute, and it can be done when you’re on the water.
The Spray Shield can offer similar protection, and it’s attached in a similar way, using the same bungee and hooks that are part of the preparation for cockpit cover, or a special set in the front.
The Detachable Spray Shield can be attached to the kayak while the cockpit cover is attached to it as well, thus providing double protection.
Thickness: 0.098″ (2.5 mm)
Dimensions: 48″ x 12″ (122 cm x 30.5 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
Lashing hooks: 6
Made in USA
- No shipping fee when shipped together with a kayak
- $30 S&H fee when shipped to addresses in the continental US (48 states)
- $40 S&H fee when shipped to addresses in Alaska and Canada
How to attach the Spray Shield
Attaching and detaching the Spray Shield is easy, and takes less than a minute –
Hold the Spray Shield with the hooks facing outward (away from you) and downward. Move to the front of the cockpit, and place the Spray Shield before the spray deflector’s front end. Lift the bungee in the front, and bring it over the shield’s two front hooks, as seen in the above pictures. Pull the sides of the shield towards you until they fit shape of the cockpit’s front end, and attach them using the bungee in the same way (see pictures).
To make the bungee tighter you can shorten it.
Storing it in your kayak
When not attached, the Spray Shield is flat, and it fits easily in one of the hull tips behind you – Just slide it inside. The end will protrude from the hull tip, but not enough to bother you.