I am intrested in building the Sassafras 16 but am concerned about the look with all the joints lined up in a straight line. Does the line where the two halfs are joined very noticable. I was thinking if I build this canoe I would like to stagger the joint lines. I would have planks 1,3 and 5 joined as noted on the plan consisting of 2 peices. On planks 2 and 4 instead of joined at one location in the middle, I would like to have these two planks consist of 3 peices so all the planks are not lined up in a straight line. Hope you can understand what I'm talking about! Just wondering if anyone has done this when building the Sassafras 16.