Here's a crazy idea: has anyone here ever converted a completed stitch-and-glue kayak to a hybrid? This is what I'm contemplating:
1. Remove deck from side panels & bulkheads
2. Add shear clamps
3. Purchase cedar strips, new cockpit coaming, deck forms.
4. Adjust old bulkheads to match contour of deck forms & accomodate shear clamps. I suspect that the old bulkheads would be too tall.
5. Build the strip deck & install according to instruction manual.
Think it would work? Am I missing anything obvious?