I've had a 50's era wooden "kookbox" paddleboard displayed on my patio for a long time and have long thought about building one to ply the local coastline.
I want something that I can cover 3 or 4 miles per outing and would be a good platform for fishing and occasionally some snorkling. I'm not sold on SUPs yet but the Kahalo looks like a light and stable platform. I read a post where it was suggested that it could be fitted with a seat to paddle from. If it could be removable, I might give stand-up paddling a go.
Primarily, I think, portability drew me towards a paddleboard but I've learned here just how light a wooden kayak can be. The Sea Island Sport caught my attention. It's called a very stable boat, a beautiful version of the kayaks I'm used to seeing around here and it's been suggested one might use it to snorkle from. Plus, it's a quickish build.
I then read that the Wood Duck 12 is also a very stable and roomy craft. Not sure about getting in and out of it. The Wood Duck Hybrid is so sweet to look at I could wet my woodworker's knickys.
This is the very essence of "Mission-creep." Anyone care to share some thoughts that might get me back on course.