Gone Kayaking, Mobiltec, Here's something you might appreciate considering you like river runs and working with 1/8 inch plywood restoring Shasta's. This was my project a couple winters ago. It's made from 3mm Okoume hull with a Sapele deck then fiberglass and epoxy. Another fun project.
That is a gorgeous touring kayak! And it is actually on my list of projects at some point. I would love one of these for paddling in non rocky flat water. Please pm me the details on the kit.
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'