About this time last year I built my skin on frame canoe while I worked on the idea of building a skin kayak for fishing. I have played with the design off and on. Last week I started building the prototype, discovered lots of problems and went back to the drawing board.
Here is what I came up with. 14.5' long. Large open cockpit and a open well behind you for the a square milk crate. Going to reinforce the area between the cockpit and well so I can mount rod holders. Anchor trolley may be added at some point.
I expect the boat to weigh around 30 lbs once finished. I started cutting out the frame tonight and will start assembling the frame this week.