The kayaks include the Chesapeake 16 LT, 17 LT, and 18 LT, which are 24" wide sea kayaks that are splendid performers and could easily be built with open cockpits. Plus all three Mill Creek models are in there. All these boats are easy to handle and surprisingly fast. The North Bay is even in there if you want a hot little sea kayak that's a blast to roll and horse around in. All are easy to build, too; mostly simple 4-panel jobs. This book is written by the guys who have launched literally thousands upon thousands of successful first-time builders through Chesapeake Light Craft plan sets and kits, and these are the same plans they sell, only smaller (book size, don'tcha know).
Up in the front of the book there are nicely illustrated discussions on how plywood is harvested, made, and certified; and boat design software programs are kicked around too, in case you want to try your own hand at it. Me, I'll stick to well known proven tried-and-true designs and happily pay their designers for all the development effort, thankyouverymuch.
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Rod, if that was you who asked, THANK YOU for causing me to buy this book; I'm 100% happy I did!