Quite a while ago I bought the plans of this baby. Last year I started building it . From bezinning to the end it was one big kick. The plans together with the building guide published in wooden boat guaraties a smooth build. If it is wise to build a rowing skif by youself in stead of buying one is cost wise doubtfull. I spend 750 euro on the skin only, 2.5mm mahoganny multiplex. But nothing beats the kick of rowing in a boat you have build yourself.