I have 16' whitewater I built from Gilpatricks plans. I hardly use it and know I would get more use if I turned it into a canoe/boat. Is it viable to consider cutting off the stern and making it flat? If so how much would I need to cut off and would it affect the canoe as far as performance? Would hauling it on a trailer (like a boat) have any harmful effect on it? I would like to make this the ultimate fishing machine. Thanks for your input, this is a great site!