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S4 microskiff in camo green for flats fishing

S4 microskiff in camo green (gator green)

A couple pictures of a Wavewalk S4 microskiff power kayak outfitted for flats fishing.

The motor seen here is a 6HP Tohatsu outboard, long shaft (L).

The image below shows a long stand-up paddling (SUP) paddle that can serve for poling too, and a shorter canoe paddle for seated paddling.

Cleats and other deck rigging are useful, and look good, although this ultralight microskiff already features multiple attachment points as it comes form the factory.

Wavewalk S4 microskiff for shallow water fishingThe advantages of this unique design over Jon boats are multiple, including the fact that unlike most Jon boats, it is molded from Polyethylene, which allows it to go in the ocean and in salt marshes without developing any kind of problem that aluminum boats might have in saltwater.

The S4 micro skiff is just 38″ wide, and it features sloping cockpit sides that allow its crew to paddle it both with canoe and kayak paddles.This is not a trivial point if you’re planning to fish in skinny water, and/or in areas where you could find yourself high and dry at low tide.

This microskiff is more seaworthy than Jon boats as well as most micro skiffs, and it can be car toppoed by one person.

In sum, flats fishing is great but it is also extremely challenging, and in view of this fact, the S4 is the best solution available today, whether you fish solo or in tandem.

skiff.us Internet domain name for sale

micro skiff

This is an opportunity for a company doing business in the US skiff market – The internet domain name skiff.us is now for sale.
See here: skiff.us Internet domain name for sale »

Since skiff is a type of boat that’s popular in the United States and hardly anywhere else in the world, the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) .us is the most suitable for it, being the ccTLD for the US.

The ccTLD .us was created in 1985, and it is one of the oldest TLDs on the Internet. It is used by US businesses as well as by US government agencies, states, cities, etc.

Other Internet domain names that are available:

  1. jonboat.us – One of the top jonboat Internet domains
  2. skiffs.net (may be bundled with skiff.us)
  3. anglers.us
  4. flyangler.us
  5. flyangler.net
  6. kayakangler.us

 

A microskiff like no other

S4 seaworthy microskiff for offshore fishing, Hawaii

Typically, a microskiff (micro skiff) is a small size, flat-bottomed boat designed to carry two to three anglers on board in flat water fishing trips. Microskiffs are not associated with offshore fishing, or seaworthiness.

But the S4, despite being the most lightweight and portable of all microskiffs, is different in the sense that it’s also a seaworthy boat that stability wise offers performance comparable to those wide inflatable dinghies, while being considerably more comfortable.

One such S4 is the microskiff that Terry Wilkison fishes from in the Pacific ocean around the island of O’ahu, Hawaii. And by the way, before he got an S4, Terry used to fish from a wide inflatable dinghy.

Terry’s S4 is propelled by a 5 HP outboard motor equipped with an alternator that provides electric power to a lighting system and two small bilge pumps – If you go in big ocean waves, and in the dark, you have to be well prepared.

Terry also outfitted his S4 microskiff with a swivel seat, and a rod rack for four fishing poles.

Terry fishes solo from his microskiff, buy he could easily take a fishing buddy on board, if he wanted, since despite its light weight and small size, the S4 is not a solo skiff.

And this short movie shows what it’s like to drive Terry’s S4 in the ocean: