U.S. Patent #6871608
KAYAK FISHING AS IT SHOULD BE
Fishing from kayaks is a cool idea in principle but most fishermen have realized by now that in practice it leaves much to be desired in terms of comfort and performance.
Our patented W Fishing Kayak solves these problems at their root, and offers you optimal performance and the best fishing experience.
1. Stability Is A Good Thing
Your kayak should offer you enough stability to cast and paddle standing in full confidence, even in saltwater. You should be able to go sight fishing and trolling while paddling standing because fishing and standing go together.
Our W Kayak's hyper stability sets the new stability standards as you can see for yourself from our demo movies.
The key is the patented combination between the stabler catamaran design and the fact that your feet reach deep down to the bottom of the hulls, below waterline, and you use your legs for balance and control. For more information read our Stability article.
2. Choose Any Position
Naturally, you want be comfortable in your kayak but would you ever choose to sit in the traditional L kayaking position except if you had no other choice? -Obviously not since this position is unusual and uncomfortable for you, and it results in fatigue, circulation problems, leg numbness and back pains that no cushioned kayak seat may eliminate.
This acute problem is completely solved by our patented saddle and cockpit that offer you the freedom to switch anytime between many comfortable positions including standing, sitting, riding, kneeling and a variety of intermediary positions. To learn more visit our ergonomics page.
3. You Want To Stay Dry
Sit-in and sit-on-top fishing kayaks hardly offer you enough protection from the elements, whether those are wind, waves or spray. Continuous exposure results in the infamous 'wet ride' or 'soggy bottom' experience, cold, itch and even skin inflammation a.k.a. 'diaper rash'.
We think that you shouldn't get wet just because you're fishing from a kayak: Our W Kayak protects a 200 lb user with 15 inches of freeboard. Furthermore, the W Kayak's saddle is self draining in case some rain or spray get inside the cockpit. For additional info see: surf & ocean
4. Easy Tracking And Turning
The problem with traditional (monohull) kayaks is that they need to be very long to track well and very short to turn well. If you want such a kayak to do both you need to equip it with a cumbersome rudder, which distracts and impedes you.
Our patented W Kayak tracks like a catamaran, and yet you can easily lean it into the turn and make sharp turns. This is why you'll never need to use a rudder again. Watch our demo movies
5. Mobility Is Key
While it's easier to launch a kayak than it is to launch a bigger boat, launching and beaching ordinary (monohull) kayaks can often be too difficult, especially in the surf, moving water and/or in cold water. In addition, traditional and SOT kayaks are very limited in going over submerged and surface obstacles. Practically, this often means that good fishing spots are inaccessible to you, and you need to paddle longer distances just because your kayak isn't mobile enough.
These problems and others are eliminated in our W Kayak by the fact that you can raise or lower its bow anytime you need to by simply moving fore and aft along its longitudinal saddle (watch demo video).
Unless you launch your W kayak in the surf you don't need to step in water since you don't have to enter its cockpit from the side, and you can always do it from the back or the front.
6. Big, Dry & Accessible Storage
Adequate storage (or lack thereof) in fishing kayaks is an annoying problem for many fishermen. Sit-in kayaks offer a very restricted storage space in the cockpit that's accessible but not really dry, and little storage space in hatches that are neither accessible nor particularly dry. Sit-on-top (SOT) models have no real cockpit to speak of since they basically are paddle boards, which means that apart from hatches all a SOT offers in storage terms is its exposed deck, where any added weight increases its instability.
In comparison, our W Kayak offers over 10 cubic feet of both dry and always accessible storage space in its cockpit and hulls. You can take plenty of gear onboard and store heavy gear in the bottom of the hulls without creating any stability problem.
7. Kayak Outriggers?...
You may be thinking about outfitting your kayak with outriggers in order to improve its stability, so consider the following:
Short outriggers slow your boat down considerably since they have to travel at several times their hull speed, thus creating high resistance.
Outriggers in the back of the boat offer no support when you lean forward, and outriggers won't solve your ergonomic problems, storage issues etc...
And of course, outriggers are notorious for getting your fishing lines entangled.
8. How Long A Fishing Season?
Water and/or weather conditions are not always favorable for kayak fishing with a regular sit-in kayak, and even less so with a sit-on-top kayak. This is true not only in colder regions but in warmer climates as well.
With your W Fishing Kayak keeping you dry and well protected from the elements, and with the ability to launch, go and beach in more places than any kayak you can keep fishing as long as there's some open water out there. You can also go fishing on windy days since our W kayak tracks better than regular kayaks do.
For more info visit this website's Icy Water and Surf & Ocean sections.
9. Guests Onboard Your Kayak
One of the joys of owning a fishing boat is having guests onboard but regular kayaks are very limited in this regard.
Our W Kayak cockpit offers enough room for up to two adults as long as none of them is too heavy. Children are not a problem and they love to stand up...
10. Is Your Kayak Portable?
Compared to other boats one of the main advantages of fishing kayaks is their portability, but an ordinary fishing kayak is in many cases too long to fit in the truck bed of a pickup truck, and if you want to attach it safely to your cartop you'd need to invest in a 'kayak rack'.
Our W Kayak is short enough to be attached in the truck bed of your pickup truck, and you can nest up to four of them on top of any regular car rack without needing a special kayak rack.
11. The Surf: Not A Threat
Like most kayak fishermen and other paddlers you may think the surf is not a good place to be in with a kayak. This is true for sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks because of stability, maneuverability, exposure and seaworthiness issues.
However, with your W Kayak you're likely to enjoy launching and going in the surf, and maybe even playing in it - Visit the demo movies and surf & ocean sections.
12. What Is Speed Good For?
The ordinary sit-in and sit-on-top fishing kayak is basically a wide, over hyped and expensive recreational boat. Its extra width inevitably makes it slow, which is not a problem unless you want to paddle longer distances and/or in less than perfect water and weather conditions.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted us a utility patent for ergonomic and hydrodynamic innovations that we incorporated in our W Kayak design so you can go faster and enjoy longer fishing trips.
13. Improved Casting
From the riding position you get more power with casting or spinning, and you can throw to longer distances than ordinary fishing kayaks allow you to:
Riding with your legs on both sides of the saddle and your feet positioned at the bottom of the deep hulls gives you a solid and confident feeling, and enables to put all your body legs included into the cast.
14. AnchoringUnlike other small fishing boats such as wide canoes and dinghies, if you happen to lose your balance while standing up in the W Kayak you're likely not to not fall overboard but rather find yourself seated in the stable Riding position - See demo movies and ergonomics.
Anchoring a regular kayak on its side might make it tip while anchoring it at the bow might make it dip. However, our W kayak is stable enough to be anchored from its side, has a bow that's high enough not to dip, and can also be anchored from between its hulls.
15. A Real, Full Size Cockpit
A sit-on-top (SOT) kayak kayak is in fact a paddle board with deck, and it features no real cockpit, while traditional, sit-in kayaks generally have small, low and uncomfortable cockpits.
Our W fishing kayak features the most spacious, versatile and snug cockpit.
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