Three boats, six hulls, one outboard motor, four divers, and one captain & guide

By Captain Larry Jarboe

Florida Fishing Kayaks

 

 

 

A Wavewalk 700 attached on each side of an S4 powered by a 5 HP outboard motor.

 

 


 

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3 Comments

  1. fish

    Ha ha! 😀

    This is the stuff that dreams are made of 🙂

    Larry, if you keep adding Wavewalks to this platform, you’re going to need your 100 ton master’s captain license.

    There’s a lot to say about this multi-boat multihull…
    It looks very stable and cozy, and obviously, there’s room for a couple more passengers on board.
    I think that adding long crossbeams to the structure would improve rigidity and overall performance, although it could make it a little trickier to disengage the kayaks from each other if and when the passengers want to switch to an autonomous mode. Adding boards would make it a super-stable fishing platform for a small group of anglers.
    It seems like 5 HP is the bare minimum for such a craft.
    Practically, the seaworthiness of this craft is likely to be comparable to that of a big boat, minus the problem of a deep draft. In other words, it’s hard to imagine this craft getting stuck on a reef or in the mud at low tide.

    Yoav

  2. Bassman

    Yoav,

    At present, quick clip SS snaps on size-cut lines with braided loops seems to be the best way to conveniently hitch and unhitch.

    I had to keep the 5 hp 2 stroke down to 1/3 throttle. Probably, the 3.5 hp Tohatsu 4 stroke will have better bottom end torque for the towing application. And, far less fumes.

    On the way back to the dock, I gave my crew a choice: We could disconnect and paddle home with the tide through a narrow creek. Or, stay hooked up and sail in on the Anchor Shade square rigged umbrella. They chose to sail.

    It was a breeze coming home with the breeze.

    Larry J.

  3. fish

    Fumes? I thought that their purpose was to drive the mosquitoes away… 😀

    Wonderful trip, and undoubtedly a unique experience, in a boat that can be turned into three kayaks / skiffs / catamarans… whatever.

    Yoav

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