While considering what kind of fishing kayak to purchase to fulfill your personal requirements, it is of high importance to your wallet to be conscious of the fact that the bottom-line price of a fishing kayak is almost always not limited to just the base cost of the kayak itself. When you factor in the additional cost of the countless accessories necessary to outfit a traditional kayak, you will find that the money piles up and that the add-ons can end up doubling your investment.
However, buying a Wavewalk fishing kayak eliminates much of these expenditures by eradicating the need for these hassling adjuncts.
- Rudder: With superior tracking over competing traditional kayaks, the W kayak gets rid of the the need for a rudder. You save $220 – $300
- Kayak Seat: W Kayaks do not contribute to yak-back, and thus do not necessitate any special seat. (Read more about that her) You save $80 – $200
- Kayak Rack: W kayaks are easy to cartop and fit any car rack – No need to go out of your way for auxiliary kayak rack. You save $50 – $500.
- Outriggers: The W500 kayak model is by far safer and more stable than traditional kayaks, even those equipped with outriggers. The W500 fishing kayak is so stable that their is zero need for outriggers, even with an attached electric trolling motor. You save $100 – $350.
Rudders are a hassle to use, they considerably slow you down, and get easily mired in shallow water and weeds.
Kayak seats are unhealthy for your back, and can turn a pleasant kayak fishing trip into an uncomfortable endeavor. It’s even possible that they will irritate you to the point that you quit kayak fishing in the long run, simply due to the mounting back pain and discomfort.
When using a traditional SOT or sit in kayak, you must place a kayak rack on top of your car rack, taking up a lot of space and disallowing you from carrying other things you may need on top of your car.
Outriggers, which are often necessary to establish adequate stability with the usage of a traditional kayak, are a pain to install, slow you down, and limit your kayak’s mobility and maneuverability. Out of the water, they’re just one more cumbersome thing to carry.
The bottom line is that the slew of accessories needed to utilize a traditional kayak: rudders, yak racks and outriggers, are annoying, expensive, and unwieldy. The added cost of those accessories could top $1,000. Besides the financial investment, your health and peace of mind can be compromised by using these accessories in conjunction with a traditional yak.
In order to avoid endless hassle, discomfort, and a gaping hole in your wallet, go to Wavewalk’s website to find these fishing kayaks.
I’ve learned that many product carry hidden costs, and fishing kayaks are not different.
Fishing kayaks can be expensive, and when you start adding the cost of all accessories you’ll find they actually cost much more.
Many purchases are embedded hidden costs, and buying a fishing kayak is no exception…
Factoring in the cost of accessories to an already pricey fishing kayak greatly elevates the price of the allegedly “cheap” product.
The cost of accessories, including kayak seats, rudders, racks, and outriggers, adds up to a sizable amount of money when heaped on even supposedly inexpensive kayaks:
• Kayak Seat: Spending $100–$200 on a kayak seat that won’t reduce kayak fishing back pain is a huge waste of money. Kayak seats can be so bad that many kayak anglers quit, due to extreme discomfort and chronic pain.
• Rudder: Why would you have to spend $200-$300 to be able to steer a fishing kayak when you should already be able to control it, as it is a vehicle? Rudders are annoying to use, slow, and are bogged down by weeds.
• Outriggers: Stability for $100 – $400, even when it should come automatically? Why would you spend money on that? Outriggers are an annoyance to install, slow you down, limit your fishing kayak’s mobility, and limit your fishing kayaks ability to maneuver. Also, outriggers are very heavy and cumbersome.
• Installing a rack that can cost upwards of Five Hundred Dollars, just to be able to transport your fishing kayak is ridiculous, and when mounted it takes up space that could be used for other utilities.
Rudders, racks, and outriggers are a nuisance to deal with, and kayak seats are lumbar killers. When you’re looking for fishing kayaks, don’t forget hidden costs of accessories.
So, why not buy a product that won’t have any of these hidden costs? A lack of a need for any of these extra products would lower the cost of a fishing kayak tremendously. The only fishing kayak that has no hidden costs is the W-500 fishing kayak, whose revolutionary new design get’s rid of any needs for extra accessories.
Here are some things to consider regarding motorizing your fishing kayak:
1.) Many kayak anglers greatly dislike paddling a large distance to get to a good spot because it’s too tiring. Spending time kayak fishing is preferable to pedaling or paddling. Large, expensive motorboats that require trailers, ramps, and maintenance are commonly disliked, ruling out the option of large motorboats.
2.) Electric Trolling Motors also do not make the cut. Whether you carry a heavy battery, or an expensive lithium battery, your fishing trips are going to be limited in length by the battery life. Some kayak anglers I know quit using their trolling motors altogether for these reasons.
3.) Long fishing trips, made possible by gas outboard engines are loved by kayak anglers. This is because where storage is concerned, gasoline is king, as well as in the power category.
In a perfect world, there would be a car-toppable, small, ergonomic and stable motorboat that would enable the ability for long hours of fishing as well as the capability to fish standing up. Surprisingly, such a product exists- As illustrated below:
Outboard motors won’t usually fit a fishing kayak, but they do on this W500 model. Owning this unique fishing kayak may not necessarily entail gas motorizing it, as paddling and electric trolling are still viable options. Motorization is explained in detail in multiple fishing kayak blog posts, and is a common topic among kayak anglers.
Fishing standing up in a kayak, a notoriously unstable contraption, has often been disregarded as an impractical idea, and thus does not elicit much serious attention in the fishing kayak community. Fishing kayak manufacturers, understanding that they can’t effectively offer this as an option with their traditional designs, deemphasize the idea as ‘unnecessary’ and fallaciously claim it conflicted with the idea of ‘classic kayak fishing’.
However, in view of an expanding demand for stable fishing kayaks, fishing kayak manufacturers realized that they somehow needed to think up some kind of response. They began selling increasingly wide sit-on-top (SOT) fishing kayaks that became increasingly cumbersome and difficult to paddle, a very impractical approach. Nevertheless, these ludicrous designs were promoted as being stable enough to allow stand up kayak fishing.
Some anglers fell for this hype, but they soon came to the realization that although the new, ridiculously wide, fishing kayaks were indeed more stable to an extent, they still weren’t nearly stable enough to allow for fishing while standing up. This had to do with the dual lack of initial stability and secondary stability, as well as the deficiency of such kayaks in offering a ‘Plan B’ solution for dealing with situations in which the angler has already been destabilized, as often occurs, and they are facing the undesirable and potentially dangerous possibility of falling overboard with their fishing gear and tackle in tow.
To try and remedy the probelm, some manufacturers began offering solutions that involved the utilization of kayak outriggers. Those may have moderately improved initial stability, but they still failed to solve the problem of “what if?” – that is what should the angler do if they suddenly lose balance in their kayak, and are forced to fall overboard – an event sarcastically referred to as ‘going swimming’.
Insofar, Wavewalk Fishing Kayaks are the only fishing kayaks that provide satisfactory initial and secondary stability, as well as a solution in case the standing kayak angler loses their stability. This effective stand-up stability is achieved through a combination of optimal ergonomic design that maximizes kayak stability as well as the incorporation of a saddle that the angler can fall on if necessary, and regain balance instantly.
With the advent of this solution, anglers finally have a fishing kayak from which they can fish standing up comfortably, easily, and with the peace of mind that they are safe in case anything goes wrong. The Wavewalk Kayak has made stand-up fishing not only much more practically and easy to do, but also an enjoyable activity that can be done by even an amateur angler.