I am currently boat/yak-less and time is something I have plenty of. I think it would be very cool to restore an old 14-18 ft skiff and use it to pole the flats for reds.
Do you need any special skills, (which I have NONE of), to do this? Or, will patience and time suffice to get the job done?
I've seen some nice wooden yaks built here but it just doesn't appeal to me the way a skiff does.