Howdy all. I am back after a long (six year?) absence from the forum, looking for a new project.
Oldtimers may remember my Chessie 19 1/2' project (as I liked to call it) which finally launced in 2006, the SPV Umumum (SPK==Semi-Paddled Kayak) Video is here: http://youtu.be/dNBuTd5iH64 if you've forgotten the hilarity.
She and I had many excellent adventures together along Monterey Bay.
We recently moved from California, and I sold my beloved Umunum to a buddy - hard to do but I didn't want to schlep it cross-country and the boat's a little much for local waters.
I'm now in the Mohawk River valley in New York, and am looking for a new project. I think I'd like to do a sailboat (for area lakes) that's easily transportable, and can be converted to rowing/paddling along the river(s).
So I've gotten my name updated on the mailing list, gettin' a new catalog, and am officially taking suggestions on what to build.
I thought about doing a scratch boat this time, but I rather liked the comfort of a kit, which allowed customization with a lot of chickening out to follow the plans when I got in over my head.