It's been one hellish year fer me as I tried to get the Chesapeake 18 done in...at least a normal time frame. We decided to move out of the not-so-big town to a place out in the sticks that had a garage (a double yet!). Moved. I could make this a long story (yes I really can beleive me I can) so long story short...then broke a leg..physio...back to work while in physio...suddenly found wife and I as activists against a (very) ill concieved by the county dump site which took up major (read- all) part of my free time. Finally got kayak done (phew...a breath) Now...finally...i can clean out garage so i can build me a Sassafras or two...or three. do i need to buy plans to build? I have the book.