I have been lurking for several weeks so figured it was time to introduce myself and ask a guestion. I am 61 yrs. old and live in Sulphur, La. Enjoy hiking, photography, bird watching, and playing with the two grand kids. Building a small boat has always been on my bucket list so figured I better get at it. Have done guite a bit of wook working and small building projects so am sure the actual building, while a challenge, should not be to much of a problem. My problem is that I am rather large (6'0" 330lb.). I know there are canoes that would work but would rather build a pirgoue first. Are there any pirgoue plans available to handle that much weight? One of the reasons for building is for exercise, as well as wanting to explore the bayous and swamps of south Louisiana. Any advice will be appreciated.