Stability and portability for a fishing kayak

At $849, the paddle-powered Falcon from Midwest Watercraft is a moderately priced fishing kayak. That price looks even better with this boat’s innovative wheel system that rolls this 12-foot, 68-pound boat to and from the water — without a separate cart. <br><br> <em>All captions: Dave Mull</em>
Photo: Dave Mull - At $849, the paddle-powered Falcon from Midwest Watercraft is a moderately priced fishing kayak. That price looks even better with this boat’s innovative wheel system that rolls this 12-foot, 68-pound boat to and from the water — without a separate cart. All captions: Dave Mull
The two wheels and an axle nestle into molded holders in the rear deck.
Photo: Dave Mull - The two wheels and an axle nestle into molded holders in the rear deck.
Just slide the axle through the hole in the keel and clip both wheels into place.
Photo: Dave Mull - Just slide the axle through the hole in the keel and clip both wheels into place.
Wheel down to the water, remove the wheels and axle and stow them under your tackle crate while you fish.
Photo: Dave Mull - Wheel down to the water, remove the wheels and axle and stow them under your tackle crate while you fish.
Another handy feature is the four flush-mount rod holders plus molded-in handles on both sides as well as the front and back.
Photo: Dave Mull - Another handy feature is the four flush-mount rod holders plus molded-in handles on both sides as well as the front and back.
Rated to carry up to 425 pounds, the tri-hull design is stable, and its pronounced keel tracks straight. You can add accessories easily in tracks forward of the seat. Its large, molded-in storage hatch with a drain also works as a cooler. See more at midwestwatercraft.com.
Photo: Dave Mull - Rated to carry up to 425 pounds, the tri-hull design is stable, and its pronounced keel tracks straight. You can add accessories easily in tracks forward of the seat. Its large, molded-in storage hatch with a drain also works as a cooler. See more at midwestwatercraft.com.