Well, I've been drooling over the Kaholo SUP for many months now.
As I live in Oz, freight for kits is beyond the reach of mortal man, so I live in hope of plans for the boats I want. I waited patiently as the impending release went from "soon" to "late 2008" to "early 2009" to, finally, "now available!" My joy was unfounded!
But, as the gap to Plan Release Date narrowed, my heart sank as the gap between US and AU dollar widened. I managed to by a couple of sets of plans for kayaks at 90c to the dollar - as close as it gets. Even with airmail the prices were reasonable.
So now, here I am in a week of 100 degree farenheit (40-42 celcius) days, the water is cool and beaches are hives of activity. But thanks to people much smarter than me, the $89 USD plans are now going to set me back $135 plus postage. Oh, cruel world!
OK, so not the end of the world, but still frustrating as money is tight and I'll need to save a bit longer.
Just thought I'd share my pain with those of you who''s USD is still worth a whole USD!!
But hopefully finances will allow me to order plans before next summer. May not have the first wood SUP here but that's life ;-)
PS The plans look awesome :-)