Thanks for the suggestion David. I'd rather not have to worry about the durability of the colour choice though and want to keep moving forward. Getting Transtint dyes in Canada involves ordering out of the US plus a few weeks shipping wait. It somehow also involves tripling the price to cross the border? I have an order of fiberglass arriving next week from Composites Canada. That order has 21 yards of BGF 6522 4oz x 30” S-Glass and a 50 yard of 2" 6oz tape for this boat and I'd like to be ready to go. So while I loved the look of the wood... I now really appreciate my dust collector with the internal bag plus HEPA filter on the exhaust.