Wavewalk 700 Test Ride 2017

By Rox Davis

 

Got my W700 and got to making some adjustments.
Kept the motor mount it came with for now, but will be making a new one soon.
It was a fun day at Rainbow Res in Ct. Motor ran like a top, I even caught some Bass.
Love how the W700 handled and felt going thru the choppy water.
And just like the W500 which is a very stable kayak, the W700 is more of a solid ride.
All in all I love it and can’t wait to finish some changes and two of us get out there fishing.

Thanks Wavewalk for another fine water craft

Life is good.

 

 


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10 Comments

  1. fish

    Thanks Rox,

    Ah, finally!
    I’ve been waiting to see this W700 for a long time – This boat has a long history 🙂
    Now it found the best home, and they should declare bass an endangered species in southern New England 😀
    It’s great to see you back on the saddle, Rox. Really wonderful!

    Yoav

  2. RoxCT

    LOL, No I never keep a Bass, except Stripers if they don’t make it after a hard fight.

    Bass in all the lakes better watch out, because when Lisa and I fish, we always find the Big ones. 🙂

    Put us both in one yak, and look out fish, they’ll be no place to hide. 🙂

    Rox

  3. fish

    😀

  4. Bassman

    Rox,

    That Yamaha is a fine sounding outboard. Horsepower? Weight?

    Your W700 is doing some serious motorvating.

    Thanks for posting,

    Larry J.

  5. PackerYaker

    Good seeing you out on the water again, Rox. Looking forward to more snaps of some super big smallies. For now, at least, I’ll enjoy watching you, Yoav and Larry setting new kayak speed limits as I paddle along at about 2 miles / hours to my secret fishing spots.

  6. fish

    Gary,

    Not sure I actually broke any Wavewalk speed record, because last month Paul Partridge from RI drove his S4 with an 8 HP outboard outfitted with a bigger propeller.
    You can watch on YouTube other small and lightweight craft including dinghies and motorized boards going at 18 mph when propelled with 6 HP outboards.
    My impression is that this speed is pretty much the limit for this motor size.
    The S4 being lighter than any dinghies and solo motor-board means that it can go at such speed too, but this must be tested on flat water, and not in choppy water, which reduces the speed, like a bumpy road does to land vehicles.
    After last week’s experience with the S4 I would love to drive it with a bigger motor.

    Yoav

  7. Jill Toler

    That is fantastic! I was wondering if you had planned to add a W700 to the fleet.

  8. fish

    Jill,

    Indeed, Rox had been planning to get a W700 for a very long time, and she bought this boat from a friend who lives in Florida 🙂

    Yoav

  9. RoxCT

    Larry it’s a 2hp 2 stroke, got a great deal on it, can’t be much more then 20lbs.

    Its very light, lighter then my 2.2hp Mercury.

    They are so much fun with the motor on them, I’m not getting any younger and with
    my neck issues long paddles are out.

    More to come soon. 🙂

    Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.
    Rox

  10. fish

    Rox,

    Yeah, none of us is getting younger, and 20 lbs sounds great for a 2 HP outboard 🙂

    Yoav

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