I built this woodstripper about 12 years ago. I just discovered Lumberjocks, so be patient with me. I need to catch up on some of my projects. There were 5 of us total, so we made 5 canoes and shared the costs of the strongback (structure) and other shared materials. This is a 16 foot Chestnut Prospector made of western red cedar. It has a couple of redwood racing strips down the side. The inside and out has a layer of fiberglass with hardened epoxy. I used a spar vanish on top of that. My father-in-law helped me cane the seats. It took the entire summer to make 5. I think we worked on it for an hour and then drank beer for two hours. It was a lot of fun. We each trimmed out our boats a bit differently. My boat is trimmed out with birch. That was a project I'll never forget. I took the canoe out last year - it still floats. I get a lot of hoots and hollars.