I live in Australia and this is my first post on this awesome website.
I am very keen to build a CLC Sea Island sit on top kayak. The images I have seen on here look fantastic. I love working with my hands and have overcome several challenges such as back to bare metal respray of an old jag, making a leather golf bag for golf professional and a motorbike saddlebag.
At the moment funds are tight so I am wondering wether to buy the plans and manual for the Sea Island Kayak and have a go at making it without the kit at a leasurely pace, substituting the puzzle joints for scarf joints using a jig. For a first time boat builder is this achievable?
My shed is way large enough and I have a fair few tools already.
Looking forward to hearing from you.