- Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:07 am #1690776
I am in the planning stage of my first build and as far as boat building I am dumber than a bag of hammers and as clueless as a sack of hair! With that being said here is where I need to get to. I need a kayak than can float my fat ass (+/-400#), handle moderate surf as I shark fish and one of my needs is to run baits (trying to cast a 25#bait on a 30' leader=EIPC FAIL), and be able to fish from in the channels, back bays and MAYBE BTB. Not asking for much am I? I know after spending a lot of time in the boat building section that foam will be the material of choice and a SOT design will brobably be best for me. I have NO idea what will be the best construction type however, 3 panel or just laminate a large block of foam and cut off everything that does not look like a kayak, having shaped surfboards before building a kayak that way does not scare me that much. Design, patterns, and hull shapes and rockers are where I am stuck. What do you expierienced boat builders suggest for my next step?