Thomas Heavner of Seattle Washington designed and built his own 18′ plywood runabout. Mr. Heavner sent pictures of his project and wrote, “This is the first boat of any kind that I have designed and constructed. Your book (The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction) made it possible to build this boat.
Also, the instructions I received by telephone with your people helped to make this all possible. I am a firm believer in WEST SYSTEM® epoxy and always have some on hand in my hobby shop.” The project took six months to complete.