After seeing some wood kayaks on a trip to the Gulf Islands I decided to build one for myself. I chose the Anuri-16 from "Waters Dancing" in Edmonton as I was intrigued by a hard chined boat and I wanted to support a small Canadian outfit. I never took shop classes in High School and my construction abilities are fairly limited. When I was a kid I built balsa wood airplanes, which was about the limit of my craft experience. The instruction manual from Waters Dancing is quite extensive (nearly 150 pages in total) and Don available on the phone or email when needed. One nice feature of the Waters Dancing boats is the wood seat that Don has developed. It is also used as an educational tool in the build- you can try the build techniques out on the seat before tackling the more visible hull and deck pieces. Another feature of these boats is the asymmetrical puzzle joint used to join the panels, so it is not possible to misalign the pieces. The inside of each panel joint gets a piece of fiberglass epoxied on and it is ready to go.