Wow! That's an interesting story. I lived in Japan a couple of times, almost 7 years. I missed the town of Satsuma and its Mandarin oranges. Oranges satisfy both hunger and thirst. And, they come in their own disposable container.
Sort of like the folks that climb Mt Everest. When asked why they did it the response was ... Because it was there.I have nothing special planed for this build. I guess just building it for the challenge and experience. Turning fence boards into a boat is a satisfying accomplishment for me.