Well, after a summer of scrounging for enough time to get her together, my boy James and I finally got his duckling that he christened 'Baby Blue' in the water. I still plan on adding some handles and tweaking with the finish some more as I'm not terribly happy with it but I wanted to get a few trips in before the snow flies.
As, I'm sure, with anyone building a boat for the first time there are a few things I'll do differently on my next one (and there WILL be a next one) as a result of things learned the hard way. Overall though, I'm not at all embarassed to put it on a public water way and it's already started conversation.
Here is a public link to my Facebook album on the build (yeah, I know, my shop is a TERRIBLE mess!)...
Here is my YouTube video with some clips of it where it belongs - in the water!....
Thanks Chesapeake for a great product that was a blast to put together.