I love to build boats in my spare time. You should try it! If I didn't need to make a living I would do it all the time!
This is a 12' skin on frame solo canoe. It has steam bent oak frames and it is lashed together with artificial sinew. The skin is ballistic nylon. It weighs about 22 lb.
This is an 18' Jim Michalik designed AF4. It is powered by a 10 hp. outboard motor. It floats in about four inches of water. Perfect for the Yough River.
Here is a fishing kayak. It has a flat bottom,so it is very stable.
This is a smaller version of the fishing kayak. I sold it to a developer in Pittsburgh. He hung it from the ceiling in a $270,000 building restoration as a decoration.
This is a PD Racer sailboat. When I realized that I didn't know how to sail worth a damn I sold it to some guy from Philadelphia.