Very cool!! I love the old school paint pattern! What kind of water are you generally hunting? I think I am going to try a Kryptek camo pattern with some whites, tans and dark browns... with a little green mixed in here and there haha. I'm planning on hunting the Missouri River often and there are a lot of wing dikes and sandbars. I think the Kryptek will blend in the best out there. Also, I thought about finding a welder I could borrow to do my boat since I don't want to spend $3,500 on a worthy tig machine. I have an old mig/fluxcore that I use for basic steel fabrication (trailer modifications, mailboxes, etc.), but it doesn't have an option to attach a spool gun. Honestly the rivets have worked really well. They definitely have been more time consuming for me but at least it has kept the build cost reasonable and they are super sturdy.