Friends, anglers, microskiffers.... I recognize that this query might be a PITA to some as it’s very likely much of this info already exists scattered all over the site. But think how much time it would take to find, and if we can compile a lot of it in one place, what a timesaver it could be. For all microskiffers. So here goes: Am a first timer, in the process of buying a hull and having the basics done by the builder. Am anxious to get everything right from the start, and to do it economically. Been talking to a builder of a Flats Stalker 18. Am looking for clean, simple, even minimalist, slick and clever. The skiff will be mainly a one-man flyfishing platform. I live a thousand meters from the upper Potomac, 20 miles from landings on the lower Potomac, a two hour drive to the Chesapeake, and have ties to Charleston SC. Am looking for: *Best practices, as in do’s and dont’s, when it comes to communicating and coordinating with the builder. *A short list of must-haves and don’t-waste-your-$ for a one-man microskiff. *Preferred vendors, manufacturers and rigging of such items as dry electrical panels, lights, cleats, cooler mounting, seating, console, meaning throttle, steering, compass, battery and fuel rigging. You get the idea. Am putting in a console as my back, neck, and shoulders are a mess and I know a tiller is very rough on me. Interested in your thoughts on poling platforms, poles, pole rigging, Micro Poles, GPS enabled trolling motors. I have one leg I shattered, with joint, muscle and nerve injury, so a poling platform makes me nervous. Here’s a biggie. Given the proximity of the upper Potomac, jet or no jet? I still want to be able to, on good days, cross the Chesapeake, the tidal Potomac, Charleston Harbor...all big water. I know that’s a lot, but there’s a lot of Microskiffers, with a ton of practical knowledge. I look forward to learning from you. Thank you Microskiffers!