I'd like to start out by saying hello, I'm new to this site and looking forward talking canoe building with all the members of WCHA. I'm looking for plans for a solo stripper that are as close to the Bell Magic in dimensions as possible. I have not paddled one but the reviews I've been reading and the dimension comparisons I've been doing make me think it would make a very nice solo. It sounds like Dave yost has found the sweet spot for rocker on this boat for handling and tracking. The beam at the gunnel seems more narrow than most solo's but it would probably make it easy to paddle. Being 16' feet long I'm sure gives the boat a finer entry profile making it easier to paddle and faster if needed. Let me know what you think.