My Wavewalk S4 microskiff with a 5 HP propane outboard motor

Coolest thing I’ve done in a dozen years

Wavewalk S4 microkiff with 5 HP propane outboard motor at the boat launch
By Charles Taylor


S4 kayak skiff in the box

S4 catamaran micro skiff on pickup truck bed, and cart for carrying

Tires are quick release, and cart fits perfectly.


battery and fishing gear

The battery fits awesome

Chuck selfie

Coolest thing I’ve done in a dozen years. Cold, windy, pouring rain and a small craft advisory. Perfect for trying it out. I grew up in Cape Cod. Always have been an adrenaline junkie. But old and mature enough to have only put the 5 hp Mercury on it. Propane is awesome.

Not bringing the cart with me next time. But it was a one handed stroll to the boat launch fully packed. People kept saying “what is that”. I’ll have to print up some cards with the website  to hand people. I’m going to launch at the beach next.

Pickup truck carrying S4 motor kayak skiff on truck bed


motor kayak on pickup truck bed

After a long day it’s nice to back in and lock the gate. Got to watch the sunset for 2 hours tonight. Paradise.

8 thoughts on “My Wavewalk S4 microskiff with a 5 HP propane outboard motor”

  1. Thank you Chuck,
    Great looking boat!

    These days “Old and mature enough” is not what it used to be, and I have a feeling that the “adrenaline junkie” in you will end up getting a more powerful motor. But I can be wrong, and quite often am 😀

    BTW, for the readers who wonder what a small craft advisory means, it means “Don’t go out with a small craft!”, and small craft means is anything that’s not a really big boat designed to withstand ocean storms.


  2. Congratulations on your new S4 Chuck.

    How’d that propane motor run?
    Rough waters can be a real pain, but in the wavewalks they handle great, an dget you back to shore safe and sound.
    Can’t wait to hear and see more reports on your new Ride!

    Tight Lines and MOPaddle safe all.

  3. P.S.
    (bet your still smiling) 🙂

  4. Hi Rox,

    Yes, Chuck volunteered to be an S4 demo agent 🙂


  5. Hey Charles……..was wondering what that motor weighs.

  6. Gary,

    These motors weigh 55 lbs to 60 lbs, depending on the model.


  7. Thanks, Yoav……..I really like the idea of not having to bring gasoline on board, but that’s way too heavy for me.

  8. It’s heavy for me too 😀
    This is why I drag my S4 (with a 6 HP outboard mounted on it) on the ground.


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