Here’s a new ad emailed today to all On-The-Water (OTW) Magazine subscribers:
The content is self explanatory, and we direct it to all anglers in New England and nearby states in the Northeast that don’t like the idea of fishing out of a common kayak (sit-in, SOT or hybrid) for obvious reasons such as lack of stability and comfort, and reasons that are particular to this region which are the cold climate and the popularity of offshore fishing.
The idea is that local anglers can use our W kayak as a lightweight, high performance car top boat rather than as just a kayak, and say goodbye to trailers and boat ramps…
This is a reminder to anglers, paddlers and boaters in Nova Scotia and New Bruswick – Tomorrow, February 23rd, is the last day of the Halifax International Boat Show, where NewStar Marine is showing the Wavewalk 500 without a motor, and outfitted with a 2.5 hp APS outboard motor with a short shaft. APS offers the same model with a 20″ long shaft as well.
View of NewStar Marine’s booth with Wavewalk kayaks, rigid-inflatable boats (RIB), and outboard motors
W500 kayak outfitted 2.5 hp APS outboard motor with a short shaft
2.5 hp outboard motor with short (15″) shaft attached to a Wavewalk TMM 15 transom mount
Here is an image contributed by Norman Wiechert from NewStar Marine – Wavewalk kayaks’ distributor in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada. It shows a 15″ short-shaft APS outboard motor mounted on a TMM 15, which is Wavewalk’s transom mount for short shaft outboard motors.
Norman and his team will be showing W kayaks at the coming Halifax International Boat Show.
The distance between the motor mount and the cockpit’s rear is determined by the clamp screws.
1. This picture does not show the long tiller extension with a U-joint (articulated tiller extension) that we strongly recommend for motorized W kayaks. Using such extension allows the driver to operate their W kayak from the middle of the cockpit instead of from its rear. This is important for keeping the boat level, which helps attain higher speed as well as maintain better control, I.E. tracking and steering.
2. It is advised to close the gap between the motor mount and the cockpit’s rim with wood or plywood, in order to prevent spray from the propeller shaft from reaching the cockpit.
And this is just another beautiful photo of a W kayak in Halifax, courtesy of NewStar Marine:
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