The actual launch was a little rocky because it was rushed and I had a big audience, but subsequent episodes with the boat have been a lot of fun.
I find the boat to be an excellent rower. I was maintaining 4 kts (GPS) with minimal effort.
The lug rig and yoke/extension set-up took a couple tries to warm up to, but I really like both.
Building her was a lot of fun, but now it's time to put her to use. Weekends are crowded on the Barnegat Bay and it becomes a washing machine pretty quickly. I purposely took her out to see how she would handle in the mess and she passed with flying colors. After a couple of hours I got used to moving around in the boat and think it would be very difficult to capsize.
Bottom line is that the boat is exactly what I was looking for and I think it is the perfect boat for what I have in mind - day sailing, beach camping, and possibly some Watertribe events after I'm more confident with the boat and get myself in better shape.
Here are a couple of videos:
and some pics:
Thanks John, Mark and the forum for fielding all of my annoying questions!