I know David Niles but didn't know he moved. He loved wooden canoes and also loved his composite RapidFire.
David carved an Aleut double blade for me some years ago. It is a wickedly powerful paddle.Apparently I am the third owner. Rollin originally built the canoe, the fourth or fifth 15' Morris he ever built, for Dennis and Vaughn Gantt in 2007, who apparently sold it to David Niles at some later date (who had a different brass ID plate made for the deck), whose estate agent sold it to me after Niles moved out of state.