Need some experienced folks to point me in the right direction. I want to build my first boat. If it goes well definitely won't be my last. I am debating build a small boat (or two) for the kids for as a practice boat vs jumping right in. Kids boats would be a duckling 8 maybe 10 or the Io from Guillemot web site. Kids 6-12.
I like the Mill Creek 13, wood duck 12, Chesapeake 14 for me. The wood duck series looks a little trickier, mc13 looks easier, Chesapeake in middle? I want a relatively quick build for the first, as I am prone to taking on open ended projects which get me negative points with the admiral.
Use: coastal creeks and river in sc, maybe protected bays, goofing off, day cruising some fishing
Kayak experience : none, paddled rental sit on tops and canoes etc.
Woodworking skills: advanced hobbyist