Wavewalk 500 with rowing oars, for trolling

By Billy Boughner

South Carolina

I am prevented from paddling due to a problem with my thumbs, so I outfitted my W500 with this rowing rig, and I use it to move around wherever I want. I used saddle brackets as a base for the seat and the rowing rig.
It rows really well, and I’m going out rowing a lot, 2 to 3 times a week. I can row for two hours without any problem.
I use this kayak for trolling, and it’s easy to catch fish with this setup.
My only complaint about this kayak is that it rows too easily… I’m thinking about getting a bigger boat so I could take another person with me.

Wavewalk 500 outfitted with fishing rod holders and rowing oars



3 thoughts on “Wavewalk 500 with rowing oars, for trolling”

  1. Billy…..that rod holder assembly looks interesting. Are the 5 pvc tubes attached to a modified saddle bracket? Could you post a more closeup shot and description of how you have the assembly attached to the saddle.

  2. Next generation kayak, twin hulled canoe, stand-up stable paddle board, catamaran micro-skiff, low hp personal water craft, and, now, a car top rowing cat.

    Yes, Wavewalk is magic boat design. Though it can be classified many ways. In a way, it is in a class by itself.

    Larry J.

  3. Thanks Larry,

    It is a new type of watercraft since the USPTO assigned us a utility patent for the invention that serves us as a technological basis for designing various W models.
    The US Coast Guard (USCG) classifies it as a kayak, due to its overall size, dimensions, and primary use. This is good a thing, of course 🙂


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