I finally got a chance to take the S4 out and test it on the water. It’s working beautifully with the Honda 2.3 engine. We actually have 3 people seat in it comfortably and both paddling and using the motor works quite well.
We launched the S4 at a rocky beach, and dragging the S4 over the sharp rocks caused some scratches on the bottom of the S4. This is a minor issue, and I’ve decided not to worry about it 🙂
Overall, I am very satisfied with the S4. Great Kayak and I can’t wait to show it off to my friends on the next fishing trip!
I was too busy with the S4. There aren’t any pics while the S4 is cruising in the water since all three of us were in the S4 and didn’t have anyone to take pictures from the shore. Here are some of the pics my friend took on the beach –
UPDATE – August 2018
I have been taking the S4 to many fishing and clamming trips and it’s working great and impressed a lot of people! A couple times we encountered bigger than expected swells so if it wasn’t the S4, we would have tipped over for sure. Most of the people who ride on it confirmed the S4 is the most stable kayak compared to everything they have seen. One small thing I noticed is that when we have close to max load on the S4 in the bigger waves, the water splashes front and gets in the cockpit, so I think the splash shield may help with this.
Wavewalk launched the 700 series at the end of the 2015 season (in late August of 2015). Currently, there are 19 full featured Wavewalk® 700 reviews listed on this page. Per our company policy, each Wavewalk® 700 review includes the full name and state of the person who contributed it, as well as pictures. We consider anonymous kayak reviews and reviews posted under an alias to be worthless, and we disapprove of reviews authored by people who get paid to write them, such as journalists and website owners who depend on paid advertising. We think a review is meaningful only if its author paid for the kayak they review, and they fully identify themselves as a regular client, or a reseller. We accept reviews contributed by any Wavewalk reseller who bought a Wavewalk® 700 from us for their own, personal use, and does not resell other kayaks. Whether such person uses their W700 for paddling, fishing, hunting or motorized boating, as its user, they certainly have an interesting insight to share with us and with other users, and we are grateful to them for it, and for being a Wavewalk fan.
Wavewalk launched the 500 series in May of 2009. Currently, there are over two hundred Wavewalk® 500 reviews listed on this page. Per our company policy, each Wavewalk® 500 review features the full name and state of the person who contributed it, as well as pictures. We consider anonymous reviews and ones posted under an alias as being not trustworthy. A review can be useful under the conditions that its author paid for the kayak they review, that they actually use it, and that they fully disclose their identity as a regular client or a reseller. We disapprove of reviews authored by anyone who’s paid to write kayak reviews, whether directly or indirectly (e.g. through advertising on their website).
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Typically, our dealers are Wavewalk fans, they use the kayaks they buy from us personally for paddling, fishing, hunting and motorizing, and they don’t resell other kayaks. All of the above qualifies them as reviewers.
Tim is a 275 lbs fly fisherman who suffers from back problems. He showed the Wavewalk website to his chiropractor, who told him -“This is the boat you need!”, so he came over to test the W700. Since he had watched all the demo and instruction videos before, everything was easy for him – From launching to paddling standing, performing stability tests, beaching, and uploading the boat onto his pickup truck bed.
I haven’t been in a lot of kayaks before. I’ve been out with my wavewalk a couple of times, even caught a fish. Stood up, paddled, good fun. It was tough paddling against the wind and waves, but I’m very happy with it, and it can do much more than in the conditions I took it out in. Will take it out again sometime when the wind isn’t too strong. I want to get the motor on board as well, but one step at a time. I need to get an anchor, how do I attach it? Very happy with it. I feel very safe and happy in the wavewalk.
4 hp mercury outboard. Fitting the transom mount
20″ propeller shaft
Will need wheels to carry the wavewalk to the beach with the motor attached to it.