Something you might find intersting is to start collecting 'specs' of the decks as kayaks pass through your hands as you find them for friends, etc. . Cockpit openings vary in shape in interesting ways and it only takes a few minutes and some posterboard to make a tracing of the inside and outside of the coaming. Placement of hatches and deck fittings varies quite a lot, too, and some (not all!) ideas are worth saving.So a short cockpit for myself is not hard to enter or exit, but if it's short front to back it makes bracing my thighs easier and more comfortable. I don't think I want to make one round, but a short "egg" would be something I'd like to try. For those I'd make for friends I'd stick with the more standard sizes. The average cockpit fits most folks very well.
......kayak making in the future. It just sounds like a lot of fun.
It's extremely simple: the more you're interested, the more satisfaction; the more useful, the more achieved.To you that make kayaks I'd ask:
Can I expect a lot of satisfaction and achievement