I wan't to build a 17' expidition type canoe for my wife and I. This would be my first attempt at boat building and was wondering if stitch and glue would make a suitable canoe. The strip canoe's are beautiful but kind of pricey and intimidating for a first attempt. Are there any plans for this and how much would something like this cost? Any good books or websites? Or should I consider other construction methods for a 17+foot canoe?