Small Boat Design

Discussions around designing small boats including kayaks and canoes.

Bifurcated bow of Baidarkas

I just finsihed Geo Dyson's "Form and Function of the Baidarka" and I have to admit I'm fascinated with the concept of design. Can anyone point me in the direction for more resources, or share their construction and experiences of design and uses, particularly in rough ocean environments?
Te idea of a flexible and moving surface and frame, too, is just fascinating.

Yes...I wanna build one, too.