Once again, my thanks to all for your responses.
To Rick Tyler: I'll gladly take advantage of your kind offer, and will be sending you some pictures shortly.
To WindHawk: I plan to launch the boat at Sterling State Park, about two miles south of where I live. And I will launch this year, even if I have to push ice floes out of the way.
I will let everyone know when I'm going to launch, and those of you who are in the area are invited to attend the launching.