Choosing A Fishing Kayak

How to Save Money When Buying a Fishing Kayak

Before you start thinking about what fishing kayak type and brand could fit your needs, you should be aware that the cost of a fishing kayak is usually not limited to the kayak itself: When you start adding the cost of all accessories you’ll find they can cost more than a kayak.
However, by buying a Wavewalk fishing kayak you can save a lot of money just on accessories:

  • Rudder: W kayaks track better than all other kayaks, and require no rudder. You save $220 – $300
  • Kayak Seat: W Kayaks are yak-back free, and require no special seat added. You save $80 – $200
  • Kayak Rack: W kayaks are easy to cartop and fit any car rack – No need for a special kayak rack. You save $50 – $500.
  • Outriggers: The W500 kayak model is safer and more stable than other kayaks that are equipped with outriggers. With the W500 you don’t need outriggers, even with an electric trolling motor. You save $100 – $350.

Rudders are a pain to operate, they slow you down, and get stuck in shallow water and weeds.

Kayak seats are bad for your back, and can turn your kayak fishing trip into an unpleasant experience. They are even likely to get you to quit kayak fishing in the long run, because of back pain and discomfort.

Kayak racks need to be installed on your car rack, and when they’re there you can’t use your car rack to carry other things.

Outriggers are a pain to install, they slow you down, and they limit your kayak’s mobility and maneuverability. Plus they’re one more bulky thing to carry.

BOTTOM LINE: Rudders, yak racks and outriggers are annoying, and kayak seats are bad for you.  The added cost of those accessories could top $1,000. Besides the money, aren’t your health and peace of mind priceless?

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Author: DIY engineer

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