Most people don’t design their own microskiff, or portable boat, but many love to outfit it, and build accessories for it –
Wavewalk recently published several articles on subjects related to Do It Yourself (DIY) projects.
Kurt Raimer’s from WA state outfitted his S4 microskiff for fishing salmon and trout:
Bill Seay’s report on his Easy-Load for his S4:
Terry Wilkison’s new white S4 is loaded with DIY upgrades:
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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.
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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