So a couple years ago my daughter and I built a stich and glue canoe over the summer. It was primarily built to ease access for hunting whitetails on public in Oklahoma. We have put it to good use and had some fun with it, but getting up at 3 in the morning to paddle the 2 miles up the creek before sunrise was getting old. I decided we needed something with power, the ability to carry coolers and more comfort items would be a nice bonus. Shallow draft being a necessity, we landed on the classic American jon boat. Construction began over Christmas break, but the lions share of it was completed during the month of May when I had to take off from work. I did not purchase any plans because well, its a floating rectangle, even I can suss that out. I wanted an open deck design that I could sleep on if the occasion warranted it. I went wide for the length, at 48 inches on the bottom, keeping it to 12 foot so I can stuff it in the garage. I fabbed a retracting trailer tongue to assist with that requirement as well. It is ply on frame construction with a fully fiber glassed hull and all other components coated in epoxy. This is not a comprehensive build thread, but I have included some of the construction pictures as well as some of the fun we have been having on it since we first launched two weeks ago. I did not grow up in a fishing or hunting household so now we are learning to fish as well. I put a mudskipper twister kit on her for the power with a 6 horse northern tool motor. She runs a solid 6 mph on flat water at wot, around 3mph at idle. I am looking at changing to their 2 blade prop adapter as it is supposed to use the power better and produce more speed. Until then we are content to plow our way around the Caballo reservoir in southern NM having fun treasure hunting the shores and seeing how much farther upriver we can get from the crowd. If you haven't played with one, mud motors are fun. I have it in mind to figure out an electric motor set up in the future to get rid of the noise. Anyway, I give you the "Kay-Dee P"