Hopefully i'm not banned for asking this question given clc doesn't sell redfish kayaks, but i'll ask the question anyway. I'm looking to build a strip buit kayak from scratch buying the parts/wood as i go (forced to do it this way because of a lack of money). I'm a big fan of the shearwater hybrids, but i don't see an entirely strip built version of this. Building the hybrid almost requires me to purchase most of the materials in the beginning so that doesn't help me much financially.
Soooo, i'm leaning towards the redfish line of kayaks such as the king, or silver. I'm headed this direction because the hulls appear to be somewhat similar in form (more so than the guillemot line at least) and i love the elegant stripping designs. I've actually ordered the petrel plans, but the dramatic flaring ends that i once liked, don't appeal to me as much anymore. Can anyone provide some insight into these boats and how they may compare to the shearwater? Or better yet, does an all strip-built version of the shearwater exist? Thanks!