I think a small kid's kayak will be first - the Yost Sea Flea perhaps. (Here is a recently completed example.) Boatbuilder Donald Taylor visited me while in town a few months ago on a trip from his home in New Brunswick. In addition to showing me photos of his guillemot, he also showed me photos of the Sea Flea he built for his 6-year old daughter. We talked a lot about the building process for the Sea Flea and my wife too thinks this would be a good thing to build for our daughters. I mentioned the idea to our older daughter and she is quite excited by the prospect of having her own kayak that she could help me build. In fact, I recently found this drawing taped to the wall: (excuse the b&w scan)
It looks like she's taking on some nice wave's in her kayak!
So I guess that's been decided and it's just a matter of when, how, and what colour.
Then maybe another kayak, for me this time. I think it would be a stitch & glue in order to get something on the water a little quicker. Something like the Point Bennett 18 maybe. A folding skin-on-frame kayak like one of those designed by Tom Yost has a certain amount of appeal too.
Or, maybe I'll go big with the 18'6" E. M. White Guide canoe from Gilpatrick's book or Green Valley's Quetico. Or maybe I'll go smaller with a solo canoe. The stitch & glue Osprey II from Green Valley appeals to me because of the quicker build of a S&G boat, but I think it's too small for me (plus I can't seem to find it on their web site any more?). The 16-2 Freedom Solo seems pretty much perfect though for me in that category. Or maybe I'll build a small tandem, something I can paddle solo but can have my girls along while they are still small, or which they could tandem paddle when they are older.
However, before I build anything else I want to improve the wiring in the garage/shop & the heating as well. Hmm, maybe I should go clean up the garage first.