Many watercraft labeled fishing kayak are too bulky and heavy to be paddled, but another problem that accompanies such barges is that they’re practically impossible to car top.
This ‘oversize’ issue is yet another one that defies the purpose of kayak fishing – With their weight varying between 80 and north of 120 lbs, transporting such overgrown kayaks and ‘hybrids’ requires using a small boat trailer, because an average person cannot upload them on top of their vehicle. This is a major turnoff, since having to launch and beach in boat ramps is an experience that most anglers don’t like.
Other, smaller and lighter kayaks can be car topped, but they normally require a special kayak rack attached to the car’s standard car rack, which is not just inconvenient, but it happens to be costly as well.
The solution is to have a fishing kayak that’s lightweight enough for anyone to car top with no problems, and does not require installing a special kayak rack. This type of kayak does exist, in fact, and it’s no other than the Wavewalk –
As you can see in the last part of this video, it takes less than a minute to upload such a kayak on top of a sedan outfitted with a regular car rack. This is done within seconds, from the back of the vehicle, as shown in the last part of this video:
This photo shows the basic setup, which includes just two towels that protect the car paint from getting scratched by the kayak:
Photo and video: Michael Chesloff, New York Fishing Kayaks