I just spent a week fishing and biking in the north woods and the couple in the cabin next to ours had a beautiful pair of small canoes that a family member had made for them. I really liked them because of their small size (maybe 8' - 10' in length), they seemed really portable. I've always been interested in taking up kayaking/canoeing as a hobby and building your own, sounds like a cool way to do it. Anyone ever build their own? Being a noob, however, I'd probably want to buy a beginner canoe. Any suggestions?