I'm 77. Never paddled. Physically challenged. Want to build a double sea kayak. The obvious choice is Stitch & Glue. And here comes trouble.
I am in Thailand. Forget about red cedar, CVG, marine grade plywood, Western System Epoxy etc. I know, for you guys living in US it is a matter of choosing the nearest reliable supplier... I have honestly tried... The best thing I can buy here is:
Okoume 3 mm furniture grade beautiful looking plywood at $12/ sheet. No name, no grade epoxy pumped out of a huge drum + hardener. Choice of parawood (rubberwood, potentially obtainable 'green') or knotty pine kiln dried import. Plenty of copper wire.
Can I build a kayak and sail it 10 miles off the beach AND come back?
N.B. Paying about 1,500 for the kit... PLUS about 400 POSTAGE ... PLUS about 30% tax which comes to about USD 2,500 is unrealistic for me.