Updated on January 15, 2022
Most people don’t design their own microskiff, or portable boat, but many love to outfit it, and build accessories for it –
|How To Trim My S4 Microskiff For Speed? »
Design, including boat design, is about choosing the formula that would best answer the requirements of the user. In the case of the S4 Microskiff, the requirements for extreme portability (easy car topping) and versatility (ability to paddle) led to a limitation on engine power, mostly due to its weight.
|Wavewalk recently published several articles on subjects related to Do It Yourself (DIY) projects. The latest is Blaine Edsion’s new review My S4 microskiff rigged for fishing by my friend Chuck Earls »
Prior to this, Wavewalk published the review entitled More S4 rigging projects, and 10 HP motor » By Terry Pritchard. It is very interesting to read, especially if you’re looking to turn your S4 into a lightweight, compact, and almost full-featured bass boat.
A few months ago, Wavewalk published an article entitled Wheel cart for portable boat, kayak-skiff, and cartop microskiff, and it provides simple and easy to follow advice and instructions on how to build the best wheel cart for your W700 or S4.
One of the fist questions that future S4 owners ask is about motorizing, and more specifically, what size motor would best fit their needs –
3.5 HP or 6 HP outboard motor for my S4 microskiff? »
Wavewalk and its dealers sell the S4 microskiff non-motorized, and it’s up to the boat owner to choose what type and size of motor they will use. Wavewalk offers plenty of info and good advice on these subjects, and this is the latest article in this series.
It’s worth mentioning here that Wavewalk’s website offers dozens of articles including on subjects related to boat design and DIY projects.
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