They will be starting on the hull in the next few weeks. I'm having a top&bottom kit built w/ the shaft and will be finishing the rest myself. So far we have settled on the following: solid glass hull, vinylester skin Armorcoat gelcoat in Seattle Grey for the top+bottom, which is kinda a real light grey or off white depending how you look at it coosa stringers, high density 3/4 inch coosa washboards, other cored topside parts in airex (no wood construction) Will be gas powered, likely 430HP Mercruiser 8.2 MPI, likely oriented such that it's splitting the bulkhead; I'm closing the back of the house, so the engine needs to either be in the bulkhead such that you can walk behind it in the house, or configured with a V-drive and slid back far enough such that you can walk ahead of it in the house. Single fuel tank on transom, as much as the boat will carry (sanity checked for 200 gallons but there is actually enough room for more) Forward will be finished with basics done as light as possible, 2 bunks, enclosed head, small kitchenette. Attached a few sketches of various concepts to be included in the finishing (which we are building the kit around). The purpose of the boat will be rod and reel fishing mostly, however it's possible I add a pulpit down the road and am keeping that in mind in the layout. Comments, ideas, and advice always welcome!