I am considering building my niece a boat for when she turns 8 (just over two years from now) so she can begin to fish her own lobster traps on a student license. When I started out I had an 18' flat bottom skiff center console rig, and that is very easy to construct, but then again it was rather wet at times and a flared bow would shed some water quite nicely. The 18' rig we built a few years ago for a local fisherman would be more along those lines, but it's narrow. I am considering modifying the latter into a 21' open skiff with a side mounted hauler run by a tiller arm outboard. Any thoughts?