Well, I've filed my taxes earlier than in recorded history, and the refund should be on it's way to my bank account. After almost a year, it's almost kayak time. :) I win a bet if I can get her in the water by summer :)
So I'm going over the things I wouldn't let myself think about, like aesthetics. The Night Heron is a bit of an angular boat, and to my eye lacks some of the subtle grace of the Chesapeake line, but I think Nick was on the right track when he decided to accentuate the puzzle joints, and I was thinking that I'd love to do a stain version of the same, but I'd really like to test it on some scrap of the exact same type of wood before I apply it to the kayak.
So the short version is: Does the kit have any "scrap" wood when you prep everything?
and the long version is: Any other cool thoughts/ideas/suggestions for the S&G night heron?