My name is Kirk Briggs and I build and use my own wood sea kayaks. I like high performance,light,fast,strong and beautiful kayaks. They turn heads and draw a crowd everywhere. I live on the south west side of florida where there is lots of great kayaking.
I build my kayaks from scratch, everyone is different. All are a work of art. I like to make Greenland strip built sea kayaks (Guillemot) because they are the nicest to look at and handle good in all conditions. I also build skin on frame (Yost) kayaks that are very light and fast. I will be building a plywood kayak soon. I am finishing my own surfski design now that will be 21.4 ft long, 17 inches wide and 30 pounds,maybe lighter. I use mostly cedar but also some hard woods, carbon fiber, fiber glass and kevlar. I do this because this is what I enjoy. I have also been making my own Greenland paddles from pine, cedar and carbon fiber. I would be happy to build one for you.