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I was looking for the simplest and cheapest boat you could build and still be a good boat. The Pirogue design seemed to fit that bill. Crawfish is a simple one man Pirogue. Unlike a true Pirogue it has a V bottom instead of a totally flat bottom which is better suited to this style of construction. It will will also improve the tracking while being paddled.
It's simple lines will make it go together very quickly and with no deck most of the skin is just stapled in place and covered with a rub strip to hide the staples. It will also protect the skin when you pull along side a pier or another boat. The only sewing is on the ends and even this can be stapled if you install stem bands to cover and seal the seam.
Details on the specific boat designs are found a http://www.kudzucraft.com/designs/index.php
Full sized plans make the boat building experience much less stressful and much easier. With my plans there is no lofting required (laying out and drawing the frames). You simply cut out the individual pieces from the plans, glue them on the plywood, and cut to the lines.
My boats are designed using the latest in marine software. The plans are drawn using CAD software, and then plotted on a large format plotter to ensure accuracy.
Included is our detailed assembly manual with over 100 pages and approximately 100 images and illustrations which walk you through your build. If you get stumped you can get help from other builders in my forum. And of course I am active there too.
The plans are license to build one boat. If you wish to build more than one please see 2nd boat fee item for more details