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Give it a 8 based on its suitability for me and people like me (those nominally too big for this design!). I am 6'3", 215 lbs and have size 13 shoes. Yes, I am too big for this boat, but have a blast with it anyway.

Built it from plans using Okuome plywood. Very intricate parts with the assembly sensitive to errors in cutting out the parts, but ultimately nothing that wood thickened epoxy and cloth can't cover over. pulling it all together was an exercise in slow, careful manipulation. One glued and glassed, the lines are quite beautiful. Any other flaws are covered by multi-colored exterior house paint job. The sand rubs it off and I put more on, so it is an evolving work of art.

For us bigger folks, the buoyancy in the rear of the boat is light, and the stern is almost immersed. Taking a set of plans and enlarging it by 8-10% would probably solve that. I saw one on-line that was enlarged in this way. On waves, though, it rides nicely and is sized fine.

I am now adding fins to the boat, as without fins the boat is perfectly willing to point and track in different directions.

Very fun boat, and for my son it will be a 9-10 rating when he grows into it.

Built it from a kit with the Sapele topsides option. My 5th kayak and 4th S&G boat, so I had some experience already going in. Beautiful boat, paddles for my 11 year old wonderfully. I did the composite coaming and the hatch designs successfully as per the instructions. The rest of my building process was a mix of these instructions and my own techniques based on experience.

All the pieces in the kit fit together and were of high quality. The kit shipped in sturdy packaging with no damage.

The instructions were extensive, but at times a little tricky for me to follow. Some of that was probably just me bringing preconceptions to the process from my other boats (Pygmy, CLC, Redfish). Best to read them stem to stern prior to starting, as always.

I'd buy from One Ocean again for sure. Great product. I save a '10' rating for something I've not yet seen.

Built it from plans, using beveled strips purchased from separate source. Plans and instructions were fine, the boat went together without any drama, and it paddles fine. Like any strip-built boat, it is a work of art. Great support from Redfish when I had questions. I'd build another design from them.

Give it a 8 based on its suitability for me and people like me (those nominally too big for this design!). I am 6'3", 215 lbs and have size 13 shoes. Yes, I am too big for this boat, but have a blast with it anyway.

Built it from plans using Okuome plywood. Very intricate parts with the assembly sensitive to errors in cutting out the parts, but ultimately nothing that wood thickened epoxy and cloth can't cover over. pulling it all together was an exercise in slow, careful manipulation. One glued and glassed, the lines are quite beautiful. Any other flaws are covered by multi-colored exterior house paint job. The sand rubs it off and I put more on, so it is an evolving work of art.

For us bigger folks, the buoyancy in the rear of the boat is light, and the stern is almost immersed. Taking a set of plans and enlarging it by 8-10% would probably solve that. I saw one on-line that was enlarged in this way. On waves, though, it rides nicely and is sized fine.

I am now adding fins to the boat, as without fins the boat is perfectly willing to point and track in different directions.

Very fun boat, and for my son it will be a 9-10 rating when he grows into it.