I'm wondering if this is possible. I saw the boat on a Modern Marvels rerun and I had been thinking about building a little sailboat for a while but this thing looks a lot more fun. I probably won't be doing any racing...just playing.
My questions is if it is possible to increase the max payload (I'm assuming this does not include the weight of the outboard?) of these things at all. Maybe adding foam in the cavities?
The reason I ask is because I'm a larger guy (310lbs). I'm planning to lose weight but we all know that that ends up going most of the time. I'd like to build one that will support me. With the heavy weight comes a boat that would ride a little lower in the water. How would they hold up with a bigger outboard (15-20hp)? Since I most likely won't be racing it, I'm not too concerned about meeting the regulations...just keeping the thing on the top of the water.
Any tips/suggestions would be appreciated. I might have to look into stopping by the shop to get tips from the folks at CLC as well.