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Update from Key Largo

By Captain Larry Jarboe

Florida Fishing Kayaks

Internet service is still negatory in Key Largo. I am at the Mickey D’s in Homestead with a hot signal but it is hot in the car, too. Plus, there is a curfew to get home before the gate closes on U.S. 1.

Still, we now have water and power at the bunker in the sky in Garden Cove (my house). And, all the boats survived. The two work boats will need refurbishing but the amazing Wavewalks weathered the storm without a scratch.

Looking forward to resuming our Wavewalk Adventures guide service at the beginning of October. In the meantime, my white S4 (the White Knight) is performing ferry service and supply delivery for boat people stranded in the local hurricane hole.

These Wavewalk vessels are the best hurricane preparedness and recovery portable shuttle craft that I have ever seen or used. Two W500’s, four W700’s, and three S4’s rode through Hurricane Irma like the powerful steeds they are and are ready to continue rescue duty.

Have to go. Seeking a little T.V. with rabbit ears. Two or three stations that work is better than a thousand that won’t come in thru a busted cable service.

Time to prep for the next one…

Larry J.

 

 

 

 

 

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WA Wavewalk dealer finishes the 100 mile Ultra Marathon in less than 24 hours

By Chris Henderson

 

Fishing Kayaks of Gig Harbor

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This is an off-kayak topic, but it shows that Wavewalk dealers don’t only paddle, fish and hunt!
Andrew Heath from the Gig Harbor, WA dealership successfully ran his first 100 mile Badger Mountain Challenge Ultra Marathon. His time was 22 hours and 40 minutes.
Congratulations Andrew!

Andrew, my son-in-law, partner in our Wavewalk dealership Fishing Kayaks of Gig harbor, and kayak fishing and hunting buddy, finished yesterday morning. He ran 100 miles in 22 hours and 40 minutes! He was 9th overall from a field of 68 runners.
What an incredible achievement! In the spirit of good sportsmanship I have challenged him to establish once for all who is faster in the 50 yard dash. Today only. I don’t think he will be taking me up. 😀 He is out of this world sore.

He had the family to help pace him after 50 miles. So some of my other sons (who did not train) helped and are also pretty sore. Drake (one of my twins) ran 12 miles with him. Jordan (my oldest) ran 7, and my daughter, Andrew’s wife did a couple of times as well.

Here are some of the pictures of the event. My daughter and grandkids were out supporting daddy. They had t-shirts made that said “My Daddy can run 100 miles….. can yours?” 😀

Enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

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New method for attaching a deck for fishing gear to the W700

By Chris Henderson

Fishing Kayaks of Gig Harbor

The versatility of the W700 means that it gets used for multiple things from having fun at the lake to seriously pursuing fish. Being able to attach and detach features is definitely a plus. In that light people have been using the holes located in the saddle of the W700. Here is an idea that I had that may help and further such innovation.

Try using PVC test plug fitting, (about $4.50 any place that carries pvc fittings) or some other mechanical plug. As you tighten the wing nut the two sides are compressed forcing the rubber o-ring to squish against the sides of tube. Just one will provide some grip but I wanted a much tighter stronger connection from deeper into the hole. I have seen some other more industrial plugs which I have no real source for but might even be superior to what I have. But I went with what was at hand and purchased four at my local big box hardware store and a longer 5/16 carriage bolt. Simply insert them into the hole and tighten it down. Once tightened down it was secure enough to lift the boat.

In this instance it is for a small deck that will host a Scotty rod holder for my downrigger. I have industrial strength Velcro on the front to prevent any lateral movement. If one really wanted to prevent that, or if you wanted to make a larger deck you could expand it to cover two of the holes. I could also imagine a small piece of plywood spanning two of the holes might be an ideal way to attach a seat or a pot puller for shrimp or crabbing.

Wavewalk owners are innovators, so I hope this would allow them to go a step further with their innovations.

Tight lines,

Chris

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Front deck, top view

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A little nice trip, by Chris Henderson

My wife and I went out to Clear Lake (pierce co) and had a nice little fish.
We got on the water around 8 and left by noonish to be able to get home for the Seahawks’ game.

Kept 4 Kokanee (landlocked sockeye salmon), did a couple of long distance releases (kokanee are crazy fighters), and threw back some dinkers (next years fish).
Fish were in the 12 inch range and still in great condition.
Wavewalk with a downrigger is a great combination. They are stable enough that you do not feel uncomfortable when you have to mess with them to deploy or retrieve the downrigger.
We used a little flasher and a wedding ring creation on the business end, and were trolling with our downriggers at about 30 feet.
The other thing I love about the wavewalk is that you can troll at 1.5 -2 mph forever with very little effort on a calm lake.

Good times!

Chris

Gig Harbor Fishing Kayaks

 

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Susan Clear Lake 9-21-2014

 

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Mt. Rainier through the morning marine layer. Bad pic but I was fishing!

 

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