Thank you in advance for your help and suggestions.
My 9 year old daughter has said to me "daddy, I want to make a boat." Her perception is a toy boat, but I have other objectives. I feel making a real boat, one we can use would be a great father/daughter activity. I would like her to have the experience of building something she can use and trying out a new activity. So, building a plywood boat seems like a great idea. Building a boat from a kit should simplify the task significantly. I am looking for a _great_ plywood boat kit that my daughter and I can build.
Here is some information that may help scope the capabilities and objectives.
Team Weight: 280 lbs.
Building Experience: None - but I _read_ and _follow_ directions and am pretty handy with tools.
Kayak/Canoe Experience: None
Mode of Transportation: Minivan Roof
Waterways: Protected harbors and bays (Newport Back Bay, Balboa Harbor, Naples Long Beach)
I have looked online at many kits from many sources. Here is my current list of best candidates.
Chesapeake Light Craft -- Wood Duck Double
Chesapeake Light Craft -- Mill Creek 16.5
Clark Craft -- Toto 13
Stillwater Boats -- Sunrise Double
Thank you for your help and recommendations.