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Re: Material: Paulownia- if you haven't tried it y

: Hello Jon,

: Yes, it seems to have taken off better in AU and NZ than in the US...

: So I hate when people always ask "how much does it
: weigh," but I am asking about your Yost SOF because that
: had to have been very lightweight with paulowina.

Fitted out with seat, foot braces, float bags and electric bilge pump my 15.5' SOF came out at 33 pounds. I'm a first time builder. Definitely used too much epoxy. A more experienced paddling colleague gets along in a 22 pound boat propelled by a 20 oz paulownia greenland paddle.

Jon Mortimer