I wanted to explore small craft (as if a kayak isn't small enough already!) and so I chose the Morris Recovery kayak to experiment with. It is 10 ft. long and has a 24" beam.
My goal here is to get the boat done! Sounds strange but as any builder can confess, it is painfully easy to putz away on a boat forEVER! The Recovery kayak should also IMHO be made "quick & dirty". Explore building techniques, learn about pegging and lashing, and leave the museum quality for a Greenland or Baidarka.
Just an opinion, take it for what it's worth.