Boby’s Motorised W500

Boby (from Birkenhead) is one of the Wavewalk owners who has motorised his W500.

 

He says “I am fiddling around with it as I go or as I need to.
I made up an outboard ali bracket to takes short and long shaft motors. I have 3.5 HP 4 strokes short shaft on it at the moment (actuator plate level with the kayak hull) but its too powerful and water can splash up when it go abit faster when is choppy day (need spray skirt for this)

Im looking around for 2nd hand 2HP 4 strokes long shaft (actuator plate will be 3″ to 5″ lower than kayak hull) hoping to elimate water splash up problem.
I have my anchor sytem, trolley, paddle holder, etc sorted”

Here are photos of his motor mount.

 

“The outboard bracket – made from 5mm ALI plate and hollow box section – weight approx 3kg.”

 

He has done some interesting things at the other end of his Wavewalk as well.

 

“The front bar is 1” stainless with an eye bolt in the middle. It goes between the 2 “scotties” side holes. It is my anchor rope holder.  It work really well in strong current and much better than kayak anchor trolley”

” I am still thinking of the best way to mount a fish finder and will flip the pictures when I have them”