Eureka plywood canoes are light and very pretty. they also paddle well. standard build comes out around 45 to 50lbs. but weights of around 34lbs have been achieved. Amateur boatbuilding & repair: the alpha2 sailing dory builders’ page, mailing list and online forum; the aluminum boat and repair message board; amateurboatbuilding. Instant boats. phil bolger was non-conventional in many ways and, among many large boats, yachts and custom designs, took an interest in what he termed "evolving.