you wouldnt happen to have a copy of ur old plans would you?
Yes , I admire your gut's for asking but to your misfortune I did not get the plans on this one , I got the kit which was available back then. The kit was a lot more then the plans are , a whole lot more but I wanted an easy build and that was the way to go.
I did not spare any expense on it since this is the canoe I wanted for myself , not a prototype of some experiential model that I have made for Matt in the past to see how it is. Even those were made to the best of my ability since I knew a friend would end up with them for there pleasure.
This will explain it..........and ..Yes .. I did go overboard on the way I wanted it. The main cost was the Kit.viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5530
Yes.... I ( and others ) have made quite a few along with some boat thoughts of our own that Matt refined , of the prototypes , for Matt to see how easy they can be made , then paddle and camp with them and make any suggestions ( if necessary ) on how to improve them before he posts them on his web site. I ( We ) do this at our own expense for everything.
All his boats have been made , tested and used before he posts them on his web site.
All of them I have made have been given to friends that paddle and camp with me and then get there thoughts about them. Which I relay to Matt to help Matt.
As I said ... This one canoe is for me and you can bet that I will have it as long as I can pick up a paddle , load the canoe with gear if it is an overnight or two week trip and take out. If not then just a fun day run and go paddling.
A buddy of mine bought a Kevlar Canoe 1 foot longer and paid $2.500 for it , the dam thing weighs 2 more pounds then mine and for what he paid I could make three of mine from a kit ( Not available at this time ) and have change left over to pay for a week long trip.
Now for a sad note....... If it had been from plans and not a kit , I do not share them and if someone wants to build one then the designer deserves that monetary reward and credit for each set of his plans. He is running a business and trying to support his family , besides enjoying the knowledge and credit of someone wanting to make one of his designs.