I think you did a fine job young man, now get that boat in the water and start enjoying the local creeks and small water areas in your area.
I have a feeling this is the start of a lifetime obsession. Boating is a great way to spend time and experience life. To me, fishing kinda goes hand in hand with it. My boys have a blast with our 8' Livingston boat, so much so that we are starting an 11' plywood on frame boat next month in the garage. Building it with them will be my treat, launching it in a smallish local river will be theirs.
Craig - AKA Some Clueless Idiot
The person who is saying something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.