Thanks all for the welcome. I live 5 miles from the St Johns river, (Whitehair bridge, Hwy 44), about ten miles from Mt Dora.
Unfortunately the river is closed due to high water from the hurricane. It has gone down about 10" since the storm. I plan to start my great loop trip from there, north to Jacksonville into the ICW.
I am still cleaning up my Bayliner 2855 to do a little practice camping in. I have a CNC machine shop with a bunch of metal fab equipment also so I can make most anything I need.
I have made several small boats before, wood, FRP, and aluminum. I considered making a Loop boat myself tailored to the trip but decided to try and buy one instead.