Well, my first (and maybe last) build has finally come to an end. I say last because my wife would not approve of another $2500 kayak "When you can go to Gander Mountain and get a pretty blue plastic one for $500". But honestly the whole build has been an amazing experience, including all the input and info from the forum. Thanks to all who helped and made everything possible! And most of all, thanks CLC for a kayak that I'm now afraid to bring anywhere near a rock!