Sungjin Kim is the distributor of W fishing kayaks in South Korea, and a master in rigging fishing kayaks.
Sungjin created this outrigger system from foam boards and aluminum rods that he cut and assembled himself.
His goal: motorized tandem kayak fishing in the ocean, and he fully succeeded:
The 2 hp 4-cycle outboard motor from Honda propels this W fishing kayak and its tandem crew at a fairly good speed:
The two kayak fishermen get to fishing:
And here Sungjin’s fellow fisherman is filleting a fish on board their kayak, and preparing it for for their lunch on board:
And here is Sungjin’s outrigger tandem motorized fishing kayak, beached on this beautiful South Korean beach:
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I bought my Wavewalk a couple of months ago and I stood up my first time in less than five minutes.
I fly fish on the Indian River Lagoon in South East Florida where I live and the “W” fit my needs almost perfect, but at 64 years old I wanted more stability and such a higher vantage point when I needed it.
It really makes it a one man fishing machine and I absolutely love it.
I had labored over my decision to buy a stand up fishing Kayak for months reviewing almost everything including the [build-in outriggers kayak] line of boats that are sold at our local fly shop here in Stuart Florida.
I knew I wanted the stability of “W” and I wanted to be able to take a passenger on occasion.
I’m going to outfit my W kayak with the cockpit hooks and bungee as I don’t think there is a better more affordable way to keep my boat dry will it is sitting on the floating dock waiting for me to use it. Plus I love the idea that I can deploy it when caught out here in our rather numerous summer rain storms and hide under it until it lets up.
I paddle the boat standing on the platform, and use it that way a lot in the back creeks and small mangrove lagoons.
Pictures of my “W” outfitted with a leaning post and outrigger pontoon system:
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