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Gold’s S4 – pics and videos of first tests

By Fin Gold

North Carolina

Fin lives next to the ocean, and he loves fishing in shallow water. He’s been fishing out of an 18 ft skiff, but being a big boat with a heavy motor, that skiff drafts 18″, which is less than optimal for shallow water, especially at low tide, when the risk of getting stranded increases. Fin and his family also didn’t like how their big skiff felt in choppy water, and how it reacted to other boats’ wakes. Fin ordered an S4 with the intention of having it replace his 18 ft skiff. After he and his wife tested their S4, they decided to sell their skiff. The S4 will also replaces their tandem kayak. Says Fin: –

The video where I slide it down the ramp is the very first time trying it out.
The young guy on the boat is my youngest son Adam. He is a student and he was excited beforehand. Then he loved testing it out.

The videos are all at less than 1/2 throttle as we follow the 3.5 hp Tohatsu engine break-in procedure.

The S4 also lets us explore all the coastal islands where previously we could only take a kayak.

One question​ we had was the best position for the engine tilt. It looks like it has 5 holes for tilt and it came in the center hole. Any advice for that?

Here are the first pictures and videos. All unedited happiness.


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Light trailer for my Wavewalk S4, and sunset ride video

By Fin Gold

North Carolina

I usually keep my Wavewalk S4 on my dock so I can use it right there. But sometimes, we like to explore other areas. I don’t have a truck to transport it, so I decided to convert an old sailboat trailer into a Wavewalk S4 trailer.

All it took was some treated 2×6 and 2×4 boards, some U-bolts, and some ceramic deck screws.
I started with the trailer for a [brand name] sailing catamaran that I don’t use.
I’ve never trailered that boat.
The first step was to attach two 2×6 boards each with a U-bolt on the front and the back. On top of those, I screwed five 2×6 cross-boards so they support the boat from underneath all the way from front to back. Then I added 2×4 boards on both of the outside edges to provide an outer groove for the S4 to sit inside. A set of rollers from the sailboat trailer act as guides to align the inner hull of the S4.

The result? A very light but stable platform to pull my Wavewalk S4. When we get to the boat ramp we just back it down the ramp and the S4 slides off the trailer with an easy push. You should have seen the faces of the big boat owners at the ramp when I launched my boat with one finger!

The key to trailering the boat is to make sure it is tied down securely in the front and the back so that it doesn’t slide forward or backwards. I also have two lines over the top of the boat to hold it down, but be
careful not to over-tighten these and compress the hull. Also, remember to tilt the motor up if you have one so it doesn’t hit the ground as you trailer it.

Having a homemade trailer can extend the range of your Wavewalk adventures and save the hassle of loading it in or on top of your vehicle. All it takes is a used trailer and some treated boards!

 

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Shelling in the barrier islands with our Wavewalk S4

By Fin Gold

North Carolina

I created a custom trailer for “The Dub” [Wavewalk S4] out of an old sailboat trailer. We took it to a local boat ramp and motored about an hour through the marshes to a barrier island to go shelling. Made it there and back in fine style.

We got some funny looks from people watching us go by and watching me launch the boat with one finger!

Loving our Wavewalk!

 


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Review of the Wavewalk S4 as a shrimping boat

By Fin Gold

North Carolina

The stability and closeness to the water make the Wavewalk S4 a perfect shrimping platform.
We go out on our S4 boat, named “The Dub”, with 2 or 3 people. One person in the back to operate the Tohatsu 3.5 hp motor, the shrimper in the front standing up with the cast net, and maybe a shrimp processor/sorter in the middle.
We recently harvested 40 lbs (heads off) of green-tail shrimp in 4 days of outings.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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WAVEWALK® S4 REVIEWS

This page features links to reviews of the Wavewalk S4 that some of our clients have contributed since we launched it May of 2017.

The S4 proved to be both the world’s most stable fishing kayak, and the fastest motorized kayak.

Our clients acclaim it as a most seaworthy and comfortable high-performance portable boat for offshore fishing, and an extremely versatile, all-water micro skiff for tandem fishing that works perfectly with canoe and kayak paddles, electric motors, powerful outboard gas motors, and even with mud motors.

All the reviews we publish feature pictures and the author’s full name and state, and some of them feature videos. Since our dealers use their S4s personally, we consider them as clients, and publish reviews that they contribute.\


Review of the Wavewalk S4 motorized fishing kayak, Hawaii


Canadian fisherman standing in his S4 motor kayak and and holding a big fish


Wavewalk S4 offshore skiff for striper fishing


Mud motor mounted on a Wavewalk S4 duck hunting kayak



boat tender - Wavewalk S4


Review of Wavewalk S4 fishing kayak Mississippi



Five passengers on board a Wavewalk S4 - the world's most stable kayak


motorized kayak Wavewalk S4 on river in Montana


kayak for spear fishing - Wavewalk S4


Driving a Wavewalk S4 microskiff in mangrove tunnels


Motorized fishing kayak Wavewalk S4


albacore fishing from a kayak - Wavewalk S4


world speed record for motorized kayaks


motorized kayak with 6 HP outboard - Wavewalk S4


pretty girl on Wavewalk S4 microskiff deck


tandem fishing from a kayak in the mangroves - Wavewalk S4


Wavewalk S4 micro skiff - Texas



tandem fishing with dog on board Wavewalk S4 kayak



Two motorized kayaks racing against each other



motorized fly fishing kayak - Wavewalk S4



Wavewalk S4 microskiff


Wavewalk S4 skiff with four passengers on board



Review of Wavewalk S4 with three fishermen fishing standing in it


motorized kayak with 8 HP outboard - Wavewalk S4


330 lbs big and heavy guy in Wavewalk S4 motor fishing kayak


motorized kayak for lobster fishing


motorized fishing kayak in SF Bay area California - Wavewalk S4



Tandem kayaking on board the Wavewalk S4


motorized fishing kayak on lake Simcoe, Ontario - Wavewalk S4 360


Wavewalk S4 fishing kayak - Texas 360



Motor kayak in big waves - Wavewalk S4


tandem fishing kayak in Hawaii - Wavewalk S4


Fisherman standing and casting a shrimping net from his Wavewalk S4 kayak