Paul....just some photos to show some progress on the BackPacker. Lowe's had the hardwood ply, 5mm and two sheets with a damage discount came to about $25. Looks like purpleheart--two coats epoxy and fiberglass on the bottom. Weight 19 lbs. A skulling oar is in the works. PS my excuse for flaws: so people will know it's hand made!
Rod Lee