absolutely love too! i am going to have to start searching places out. jordan river also - will need some input on when and where, etc. absolutely sof construction. but i worry that aside from being able to bend the wood to the desired curves (mostly solved), that this will be the most difficult problem to effectively pull off. i have a bunch of ideas that will be successively tried out but i have no idea what the end process will be. The operative word here is 'effectively' successful - ie to display and emphasize the lines of the kayak: one possibility is pulling the skin more sideways that lengthways (wrt the yak) another is to ensure that the p/u coating adheres along all the stringer lines another is to employ a process like 'rib-stitching' that is used in fabric aircraft to ensure that the skin does not balloon at low pressure areas (ie wing upper surfaces) another is to do the complement of ribstitching and pull the fabric down halfway betw the stringers by sewing to false stringer/riblets that align w/ the stringers but go under the ribs. and there are a couple of other more unorthodox ideas that hopefully i wont have to employ .