This is my first kayak kit. It took me 2 years to complete because I set it aside over the winter and had a hard time get back to it. As I approached completion I got really anxious to try it out and as soon as I was on the water I was hooked! No more "plastic" kayaks for me. My Tern is great. Now I need some warm weather to get some marine varnish on it before I head out this season. A great kit to build.