I'm assuming this is the right place for this. This is my first model boat (or any boat) to build. Painting was quite difficult with my shakey hands.
I've been trying to decide what to build. I want to eventually build several boat types, but figured I would start with something I could fish and carry a few people around with. Bolger's Diablo seems like a good candidate.
I added two extra frames and some panels in order to box in some storage compartments and flotation chambers.
Also there is a casting deck with extra storage underneath. I'm unsure of the stability of this modification in anything but calm water. It may end up being an unintentional "diving platform".
Covered bow with open anchor locker. Anchor to be stored on brackets mounted to the underside of the top panel, with rope coiled underneath. I've seen this on another Diablo and it looked pretty useful.
I'm not sure what would happen if it swamped. The flotation is mounted pretty low, but at least it would float.