Our forefathers just 60-70 years ago were making boats from two sheets of plywood, some plans obtained from a newspaper/magazine and glue that by modern standards we wouldn't say was waterproof and some very basic hand tools.
They then sailed them, often with their kids, with no training, no VHF, no mobile phone, no life jacket. They got away with it. They are seen as pioneers.
Today someone builds a more buoyant craft. The OAR breaks not the boat. Foolhardy ... Probably. Pioneering...? You never know ask in 60 years.