Motorized Wavewalk 500 for offshore fishing

By Neo Chino

(YouTube pen name)

South Florida

I get back pain from sitting in other kayaks, but never in this one, even after eight hours offshore. It’s really good for your back.

You sit in it like on the saddle of a jet ski, but sometimes I sit sideways, with two feet in one hull.


Casting and sitting sideways

South Florida Kayak Fishing Club Dania Beach FL 4-29-2016

My biggest tuna ever

I store my fishing tackle in boxes inside the hulls.

I outfitted my Wavewalk 500 kayak with a 2.5 hp Suzuki outboard motor. I was one of the first guys with a motor in the South Florida Fishing Club. Sometimes I fish almost 3 miles out with my motorized Wavewalk 500, so I had to put adjustable outriggers on it for more stability. Before I added the outriggers I flipped it about 60 yards from the pier, and it was not cool, so I don’t recommend that you drive it offshore and in the currents without stabilizers.

A poor man’s fishing boat 🙂


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  1. fish

    Thanks Neochino,

    Very exciting videos and cool setup!
    I can definitely understand why you added the outriggers for offshore motorized fishing. The 2.5 HP Suzuki can propel the W500 kayak at 10 mph, and it’s a good enough reason to want to put the odds on your side when you’re out there in the ocean.
    BTW, this is why Wavewalk offers the inflatable side flotation tubes standard in our W570 model for offshore motorized fishing 😉


  2. PackerYaker

    Wow, wow – how impressive, Neochino. Talk about how to rig a kayak for fishing. I can’t imagine what you would do with the new Wavewalk 700.

  3. fish

    Hi Gary,

    I think the first thing Neochino would do with a W700 is to get rid of the outriggers.
    I imagine the second thing he’d do is to replace the 2.3 HP by a more powerful outboard 😀


  4. PackerYaker

    Right, Yoav. I sure enjoy reading the recent blog entries showing all the creative ways the guys are dreaming up to rig the W. Sorry I missed Larry at ICAST.

  5. fish


    Yep, too bad you went back home so quickly.
    We missed you! 🙂


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