I love the old gal, but a kayak is not too handy in my neck of the woods. With no gravel beaches or sandbars to sidle up to, getting in and out of a kayak is a pain. It's not really comfortable to fish out of and you can't reach the items in the compartments while underway. To that end, I taped up some nice flowing lines on the deck and cut it out leaving 3-4" tumblehomes and 3 foot decks. I cut out most of the bulkheads and left enough meat to act as ribs for strength. I need to smooth out some of the curves and then epoxy on some 1" x ? strips to form the cowling. If I remember correctly, the hull with no deck weighed 27 lbs. She ought to come in easily at around 35 lbs. Cool.