Wavewalk USA offer 2 motor mounts for the W500.- – for 20′” long shaft motors and for 15″ short shaft motors.
20″ Long Shaft Motor Mount
The W Kayak Transom Motor Mount fits electric trolling motors, and outboard gas motors up to 2hp. We recommend outfitting the motor with a long, articulated tiller extension that enables the driver to steer from a position that’s closer to the middle of the cockpit, rather than from its rear.
Important: This model of W Kayak Transom Motor Mount can take only a motor featuring a 20″ long shaft. A motor with a shaft shorter than 20″ would be useless for steering if mounted on it, since its propeller would turn in the space between the W kayak hulls, and not below them.
The TMM20 Kayak Transom Motor Mount from Wavewalk Inc. is 4.25″ high and 22″ wide, and it weighs 6 lbs.
Attachment: This W Kayak Transom Motor Mount is easily attached to the W kayak by means of two bolts. We recommend attaching the W Kayak Transom Motor Mount as close as possible to the cockpit, in order to improve stability, ccess to the motor, control, and safety.
Instructions For Attaching the 20″ Motor Mount
- Remove the bungee hooks from the cockpit rear
- Place the W Kayak Transom Motor Mount on the deck, in the location where you’re going to attach it, preferably as seen in these images
- Mark the position of the two holes, and remove the mount
- Drill the two holes in the deck with a drill bit whose size is slightly bigger than the bolts’ 5/16 diameter.
- Install the bungee hooks back in their place
- Insert the bolts in the mount’s holes, put the mount in its place, and push the bolts down, into the hulls
- Tighten the nuts with the metal part facing downward, to secure the mount in its place
The kayak’s plastic wall will get slightly squeezed between the mount’s horizontal plate and the nuts.
15″ Short Shaft Motor Mount
While we recommend outfitting the W500 kayaks with motors featuring a long, 20″ propeller shaft, we’re aware of the fact that few small outboard gas engines on the market feature such long shafts, and most old and new small outboards available feature a shorter, 15″ propeller shaft.
Wavewalk USA offer this version of the W Transom Motor Mount for such short shaft motors:
Unlike the motor mount for 20″ long shafts, this mount cannot be attached directly behind the cockpit, since that would prevent using the clamp screws that fasten the motor to the mount.
Therefore, this mount should be attached to the W kayak at a few inches distance behind the cockpit’s rear end, in a manner that would make it possible for the user to tighten and loosen the clamp screws without experiencing any problem.
This distance depends on the type and size of clamps your motor comes with.
This W Kayak Transom Motor Mount fits electric trolling motors, and outboard gas motors up to 2hp. We recommend outfitting the motor with a long, articulated tiller extension that enables the driver to steer from a position that’s closer to the middle of the cockpit, rather than from its rear.
Attachment: This W Kayak Transom Motor Mount is easily attached to the W kayak by means of two bolts. We recommend attaching this W Kayak Transom Motor Mount close as possible to the cockpit, as much as your motor’s clamp screws allow, in order to improve stability, access to the motor, control, and safety.
New Motor Mounts “Made in New Zealand”
We are developing our own mounts made from 23mm marine ply, and hope to have them on the market soon.