Anderson - Ottawa Canada - but really an Australian. The plans and instructions
provided by Vaclav were excellent. Having done repairs on fibreglass kayaks,
but never actually making one from scratch, the instructions were easy
to follow and at no time during the construction was I concerned about
the next step. The kayak took just under 12 months to build, not bad considering
several of those months the temperature was below freezing - not good
for glassing. I changed several small aspects of the kayak, but the plans
are simple enough to allow you to add and change to suit your requirements.
So how did it go? The maiden voyage was in the 1000 Islands, the border
of Canada and US, winds to 15 knots and waves to 2 feet - not harsh conditions,
but the kayak performed admirably. It held a straight course, reacted
very well to leaned turns and was easy to roll. I now have more kayaks
than I will admit to my wife - but I think this is my favourite!