Review of my Wavewalk 500 with an electric trolling motor and transportation wheels (video)

By Eric Klimstra

Ontario, Canada

I was lucky enough for someone to be selling their Wavewalk on kijiji and I became the proud owner of this 500T.

I was at a pike tournament this weekend and I was taped showing off my new ‘toy’ … I thought you’d want the video so here you go:

 

 

I was meaning to do a video when I was done setting it up but of course the cool design blew this guy away and he offered to do one. Tonnes of people asked me about it and I demo’d on the water how stable it was for most.

I made the wheel system and use the inexpensive red carabiner style ropes to keep it with me when I go in the water.

I still plan to do some more tweaks over time but this first time out was a blast.

Keep up the good work… I think a 700 is going to be in my future so I can fit a couple people comfortably for fishing.

4 thoughts on “Review of my Wavewalk 500 with an electric trolling motor and transportation wheels (video)”

  1. Thank you very much, Eric.

    I’m glad to see that you’re enjoying your W500, and I like your wheel system! 🙂

    Yoav

  2. You lucky to get it on Kijiji.
    I got two W500 at full price, but I don’t regret.
    W500 gave me so much good time on water that I don’t’ regret any penny.
    Just got the S4 recently and I am looking to get more fun on the big lakes.
    See you one water Ontarian wave-walker.
    Pyt / Toronto

  3. I agree with Yoav – really nice wheel setup. I’ve probably abused my 500 more than any other Wavewalk owner over the years, having dragged it over lots of rough surfaces. Yet, I have only a bunch of minor scratches on the hull bottoms to show for the rough treatment which cause no problem (although I do occasionally wonder if I’ll start seeing water seeping up inside the cockpit one of these days)! I’ll probably try something like you have if I decide to get one of the heavier Wavewalks sometime in the future.

  4. Indeed, scratches are negligible, but dragging a kayak full of fishing gear plus a motor and a battery over a long distance can be hard, which is where wheels can help.

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