Thanks Stumpy for the info on the WB Poly and stains/dyes. Mr. B wants to keep his kayak a "natural golden/brown" so we'll have to see what tints we can get for that. I am not that confident about trimming down the stringers/chines - they seem so fragile already at 3/4" x 3/4 " ??? :shock: Mizz Vee - the "artist" in this relationship already has some ideas of what her kayak will look like, watch this space I bought some seadog braces and fitted them last weekend - I must get some more photos posted too. I am going to start soon on my Seabee and hopefully we'll be finished all 3 by the time summer rolls around.