My family and I were fortunate enough to buy some waterfront property on Puget Sound and suddenly it made sense that we should have a boat. I believed we should start with an "introductory" watercraft... the old fashioned canoe. So we headed to the local sporting good store and bought a 14 footer that my seven–year–old soon christened the SS Floaty (which I imagined was much better than the SS Sinky)...