After looking at kayaks for a while, and after testing the Wavewalk kayak on several trips, my brother decided to get a Wavewalk for himself. He requested a custom paint job, a combination of several kayaks I have painted in the past. He had it rigged with two below deck rod holders in the back and an above deck adjustable holder in the front. Also a cleat and clip for the anchor and two J hooks for a paddle holder.
I recently upgraded to a combo fish finder gps unit. I was using a suction cup to hold the transducer to the side of the W but I noticed it would create drag and occasionally fall off. I tried several different methods to mount it in the inside of the W and shoot it
through the hull, not so successfully. Again sometimes the simplest method works the best. I wish I would have tried this first. On you-tube I noticed a installation using duct seal. I purchased 1lb. at under $3. Simply form a well at the bottom, lay transducer flat to surface , pinch some of the duct seal over it to hold in place. When you start kayaking simply put a slight amount of water in the well you formed to cover bottom of the transducer and start enjoying drag free readings. This duct seal sticks great, is waterproof, remains soft, and is portable. If you want to move it to another W simply peel off and reset it.
I was able to get in the thick stuff with my Wavewalk kayak and do some froggin’ for bass. Didn’t catch any whoppers but had some fun action on the frog!
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Jeanne and I took our Wavewalk kayaks to one of our favorite spots in Wisconsin, Door County. Temps were great, however we dealt with high winds the first couple of days. Wavewalk kayaks make windy days manageable, where as before we may have had to stick to hiking. We decided to explore inland the first two days, paddling to the Mud Lake Wildlife area. It was a great area to view many varieties of birds and we had the whole area to ourselves! ( Maybe because of the high winds ). In the afternoon I fished some protected bays around the Peninsula State Park. Day two we ventured out to the Mink River Estuary. We enjoyed beautiful skies and comfortable temps while viewing birds that were hunting for fish in the shallows, they had better success then me. We monitored weather conditions and decided to watch the sunset at Ephraim. The wind diminished slightly but we still had swells to deal with. We donned our life vests and had a spectacular evening. We had no problems with the occasional swells, the Wavewalk kayaks seemed to be in their element staying on top of the waves comfortably. Remember kayakers, always respect Lake Michigan and the Great lakes…safety first. The last morning the seas cooperated and turned to glass. We were able to paddle out to Cave Point and enjoy what seemed to be the best water visibility we have ever had in this area. It was a great vacation and it was made even more enjoyable by the views from our Wavewalks. John
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Lem Seow from Richland Center Wisconsin sent in these pics. Lem says, ” Some pics from the kayak…haven’t had time to use it a bunch yet but it’s been fun so far”.
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I was able to sneak up on the Bluegills in my Wavewalk. It would have been tough to do so stealthy with a boat, even if a boat would have been able to get to this spot.