I always wanted to build a small boat but thought it would be too hard. I think anyone could build this boat; very simple and easy to understand instructions. I made my first one out of birch plywood with maple for the frames. I stained it and put about six coats of spar vanish on it, it looks like a floating peace of furniture. What a good feeling when it floated me perfectly, had no leaks and was super stable with a 6\’ tall 210 pound man in it. Well my daughter took it away from me so I made one for myself out of redwood. The only problem I\‘ve had is I can\‘t paddle it past anybody without them calling me over so they can see it. Thank you for designing such an easy boat to build.