I started this kit at a workshop at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, then finished it at home. This is a great boat! It's lightweight and tracks like a dream. It has plenty of gear storage space, I have paddled it for up to seven-day self supported trips, carrying everything necessary, including water. I'm glad I got the high volume version, as it would otherwise be cramped for my size 12 feet. This is a beautiful boat it gets lots of attention and compliments every time I take it out.