Thanks, people! THIS is the stuff i am talking about- getting your hands dirty, doing it yourself, making your boat really YOURS.
Keep 'em coming.
After hours of shopping for a dinghy, I have finally decided to build a D4. I think I can build it in under 20 hours, for under $100 in materials, without cheating and scrounging through my scrap pile. I'll keep you posted if anyone is interested.