I've been wanting to buy a kayak for some time, and had settled on the CLC Shearwater 17. Lately I've been thinking that a rowboat (the Chester Yawl) might be a better choice, because it would allow me to take my wife and daughter along (she'll be 18 months by the time the boat is done and the water warms up again). On the one hand the rowboat might get more use because the whole family can go. On the other hand, the kayak is the boat I'd enjoy more when it's just me, and it's a lot easier to transport alone.
Does anyone in a similar situation have any advice?
And yes, "build both" is my eventual solution, but with limited funds (did I mention I have a yound child . . .) one of them has to come at least a few years before the other.
Thanks for your help.