Hmmm... I see about the picture links, I can only get two of them to come up myself. Well here is the link to the "build" album, we'll see if that works. https://picasaweb.google.com/108206584620469731398/TheKayakProject?authuser=0&feat=directlink
And as for all the load carrying capacity is concerned, the boats were designed to accommodate a 250 lb. paddler and some very luxurious camping gear for several days on large mountain reservoirs. You can scratch 400 lbs. of displacement pretty quickly. I myself am a fairly slight person but most of the corn fed Americans (my friends) I'm trying to get excited about this whole home made kayak thing are not. Hence the SOF kayak design for massively enhanced Americans. Plus, it really is nice to just kind of lounge around in that big boat; seriously, you can stand up and take a leak out of it.