As a winter project I built this short recreational kayak from a CLC kit. The idea was to have a stable easy to paddle boat for friends to use and to take with us on a larger boat. It is very light and should be easy to get on deck. It also has a larger hole near the water line through a big end pour so it can be towed. It was not a very easy build compared to the previous Pygmy Osprey and CLC C-17. I think a hard chine 10 foot long 30 inch wide yak stresses the limits of stitch and glue construction and getting the hull closed at the bow and stern was a real trial. In either case it floats!