These designs are recommended as a first boat building project. Simple and quick, you will learn techniques and tips which will allow you to go into larger more complex projects with confidence. Thanks to the use of computer aided design, we have been able to combine two plywood construction methods, taking advantage of the best qualities of both and avoiding the inherent complications and restrictions of either. The folded plywood technique makes for full buoyant ends which allow the boat to stay dry and ride over waves. The ends are married into a stitch and glue chine amidships for good form stability. Because the Moccasin canoes can be built for very little money, you can afford to build a lovely canoe and who knows, maybe even work up to a larger project.