I have a ten foot Jon Boat, I think it is Ok for ponds and small fresh water lakes and not a lot more. It is not that stable, it takes a bit of getting used to. I have caught quite a few fish out of this boat, I can load and unload it by myself and it fits fine in to the back of my truck. It is equiped fairly well with rod holders and such. I like the simple style and function. BUT, I would like a bigger more stable boat, a little wider and a little longer with a little more free-board. At the moment I have very little disposable cash, so I just cant rush out and buy one. How much work is it to build one, how difficult (eg. how would I join the ply wood for the floor of the boat together and keep it water tight) can it be, I have plenty of tools and I can work with my hands. I would be transfering all my hard ware that I have installed to my Jon Boat to the new boat. What I am looking to do is make/build is a boat that is vey stable with ample room for two adult males with fishing gear. My first few questions are. What sort of wood do I need? How much will it cost? Should I over build so I dont encounter the problems I have now? (ie. make it bigger and stronger from the start, so I will not be repeating this any time soon) Should I sell my Jon Boat that I currently own to help finance the building of the new boat. Thanks in advance.