Here's the quick run-down on how the kits "process".
When you are ready to pay for the kit, contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1.800.273.7447. We will then charge you for the kit, and then get a quote for freight costs. Warning: freight has gone up and we are seeing fees in the $700 to $1000 range, but it could be more. Once we have that fee, we will ask if you want to continue, and if you do, we will then need to charge you the freight and will ask for that payment (we don't hold credit card info). If you decide to not go through with the kit, then of course we will refund the kit charge. If you continue with the order, we will ship one box with plans, instructions, and some hardware bits from Brooklin, Maine. Then, in 3-8 weeks, the actual boat kit ships to you. Kits ship only within the contiguous lower 48 US states.
These pre-cut kits are shipped from Maryland**, in several large, and heavy boxes, which weigh about 100 lbs each. Box measurements are shown below for the sailing version. You will need to be on-hand for delivery, and you'll want a minimum of two people. Don't count on the delivery driver to be your second person. Kits are typically delivered on big trucks, so if your delivery location is not easily accessible, you'll want to make that known to us when you order. Be aware, some delivery companies don't like rural driveways or congested suburbs, and may require you to pick-up at their terminal. That happens with a small percentage of shipments.
Included with kit: all the parts to build either the rowing or sailing version. Parts are pre-cut, the stem and center frame are pre-laminated, spars are four-sided and full length (not scarfed) hull material is Sapele mahogany marine plywood, the building jig is pre-cut and slotted for fast assembly, plus kits include all hardware, rigging if the sailing kit, epoxy, plans, book, and basic instructions.
What is not included with that price: paint, oars, sails, freight
— Hull parts / spars are not sold separately —
**SOMETHING ELSE TO CONSIDER: If you are within driving distance of Maryland, you could pick-up the kit and save of the freight costs.