When i was about 13 years of age, my friends and i fished in a small lake near my home, it was about 15 acers. All we could do was bank fish, so i told the guys ,lets build us a boat. My uncle gave us some 12 inch boards and here we went. we took the two longest boards ,nailed one end together and nailed one across the back about three feet long, now we had the sides and back. We then nailed the boards across to make the floor, then turned in over and nailed in some seats. The lake was about a 1/4 mile from my house, so we hauled it to the lake on two little wagons, that was a mess, Then we turned it over and brushed on two gallons of roofing tar. We used it for two years,before my dad said it was not safe to use anymore. That was the first boat that i ever owned, and I have not been without one sence..........Just thought I would share that with you. (ps) my uncle helped a little, but he made us boys build it.