I designed my roof racks to comfortably carry two Wavewalk kayaks side by side, but had to deliver three this last weekend to various parts of Auckland.
30 Wavewalk Super kayaks were packed into a 40 foot container and shipped to us. Here are pictures of the container at the USA end – being packed and on the road.
At the New Zealand end of the journey things are not quite as smooth. I don’t have pictures of the container being unpacked, but I have pictures of the cartons arriving at the premises where I work and being SQUEEZED into storage in the most difficult of places.
The following pictures show the arrival of the first 15 cartons of kayaks, 2 cartons of accessories, and the XL flotation.
The caption on the bottom left picture should read “Not a good picture”
The first lot arrived on a Friday and I had some help to get the cartons up on to the mezzanine storage. The second lot arrived the following Monday and at the time of writing are still stored in alleyways – apart from 2 that have been sent out to their patient owners.
I have 2 more waiting to be despatched, 3 assembled for display and the rest will find their way to the mezzanine eventually.
The workshop area does not look impressive, but it actually works well. I have a compressor on wheels so I can move it from end to end. I would normally only have 1 Wavewalk in the workshop, but currently have 3 and there is more space to operate than the pictures show.
The last picture might be more impressive if I left the kayaks unpacked, but an industrial warehouse can be a dusty environment, so I always repack them in their cartons once I have finished the assembly.
Here are pictures of the arrival of the second 15 kayaks.
In the 2012/2013 season we sold out of W500 kayaks and had to get an extra shipment. We sold kayaks right through the winter this year, with several going to the north of the South Island.
We now have Wavewalk Kayak clients from Kaitaia in the North (Shane Hunt) to Timaru in the South (Peter Diston).
Right at this moment we have a container of 30 – W500s at the port and they should be with us in a few days.
There are no changes to the proven W500 recipe, but there is a new colour – Sand – which I cannot describe since I yet to see one. We also have the popular Bright Yellow and the Green.
I look forward to demonstrating our W500 for you this summer.