This version was built with lightweight the first priority. It has 4 mil BS1088 okoume ply topsides, all sealed with epoxy, and all trim wood is selected air-dried sitka spruce. Overall hull weight--before paint and varnish--was 98 pounds. After finishing, the boat weighed just over 100 pounds. Lightweight allows a larger payload, but the real advantage is realized getting the boat in and out of the water. In the water the hull can be ballasted, if necessary, to suit conditions. This boat was cartopped, and with the tough, slick, graphite bottom it can be dragged everywhere, over parking lots, launch ramps, and across gravel beaches, like a sled.