Just finished assembly for the first time:
Looks Beautiful !
In both form and function. Has the appearance of a hardshell yak. Good materials, well engineered,( seams welded, skin reinforced in all the right places).
The frame is made of wood and strong fiberglass rods, and the connections are stainless steel. It's light -- 42lbs (manufacture's specs.) and seems durable.
Can't wait to see how it paddles. Should be stable with somewhat decent speed. Had to order a strap on skeg from Feathercraft, but the boat may not need it.
The boat fits my frame well (5'10" 170lbs) and maybe ok for larger paddlers -- depending on how large.
Not sure about the sponsons being sealed into the skin. Probably a good thing though. No water will get to them. But to repaire them one will have to cut through the outer skin covering it. Shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Will give a paddling report.