Actually I had access to a Warrior and never got out on it.
And now since I am more than 5 K from the sea... bugger!
The good news is that I HAVE BUILT A BOAT - a 13 foot American flat bottomed skiff design (Google 'poor boy skiff' but don't trust his measurements).
Overall it has probably has cost me around €500 in terms of materials. The epoxy is very expensive even if you buy it in 5 kilo packs.
My version is stronger and heavier (1/2 inch marine ply and epoxy + sawdust filleting) .
It has higher deadrise (about 6 inches more to the sides) owing to the weather we get here.
If anyone wants to have a crack, I can offer a lot of advice in terms of things to avoid, and just practical stuff... like buy a circular saw.
I also bought a router and an electric planer.... and had to replace the sander!
I hope to have it out on the local river over the October bank holiday weekend, weather permitting. Waiting for the paddles to arrive! Pike lures are set and ready.
Thereafter I expect a 3 or 4 HP should be enough to allow it troll around on my local lakes. Need to find the thermals and the gas canister life jacket.
Looking for a second hand 3 or 4 HP two or four stroke, would welcome a post from the more knowledgeable people here on where and how to buy...
Building was a big education and very glad I started with a simple design, but I am actually thinking of going longer (out to 17 foot) and bigger in the beam (for stability in Clew Bay).
This skiff boat is just 3 foot wide at the base (4 foot wide at the gunwale), so its designed to fit on the roofrack of the Zafira!!!!
So that's the status report! Here is a recent picture - as you can see I can't fit much more in the Garage!