Paul....I purchased plans for your Montana Pram and I am amazed at several things---the first is that I actually built a boat! I am still shaking my head at that. Second, it floats! Third, this little pram is really sturdy. I was surprised how strong it is. This is one tough boat, and finally, I built it to fish from and I am very satisfied and then I got carried away and built the oars. I have taken it to Canada several times now to fish lakes and enjoyed every minute. I take my cairn terrier Molly with me and she really enjoys being on the water with me. Why was I so surprised I could do this? My motto for building things has always been, "measure twice, cut once; go get more material and try again".