First impression of the S4

By Joe Stauder

HBBCO Fishing Kayaks, PA


Wavewalk did it again! I thought the 700 was the best there could be, until we got our first S4, what a great craft to motorize.

In my opinion, this craft is the Ultimate in small craft versatility. It lends itself to any kind of propulsion, paddles, electric trolling motor, and especially a small gas outboard. This thing handles like a dream. She wants to track nice and straight until you turn her, then she can turn on a dime. Now I truly didn’t get a lot of time on the water with her, because we sold her already. Bob wanted her so bad he drove up to PA. from West Virginia to get her. He is in love with his new craft, and the custom rigging we did for him.



Don Burress from West Virginia

Joe from HBBCO, PA









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6 thoughts on “First impression of the S4”

  1. Thank you Joe,

    Wow, you did a magnificent job on this boat! It really looks great.

    Thanks to Chris Henderson too, who came up with the idea for this awesome muddy color.

    And last but not least, thanks to Don, of course! 🙂


  2. Nice shots, Joe. I sure like the dual paddle and rod holder setup, but still prefer the flush mounted rod holder types that allow tipping the W over after rinsing without having to remove the holders.

  3. Jill Toler says:


  4. Looks good! Just started rigging mine.

    What is the purpose/function of plastic (lid/platform/mounting spot??) front and center on the saddle?

  5. Cutting board for bait.
    Could serve as a filleting board as well.

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