I am about to launch off on construction of a flat bottomed kayak of the Eastern Arctic type. Since I know nothing about these kayaks, I don't know what to expect. Supposedly they are reasonably fast in spite of their flat bottoms. The big plus of these kayaks would be their stability. We'll see.
HERE from which the illustration above was excerpted. The U of Alaska Press also has a book out on the kayaks of the Eastern Arctic.
I also just paid ten bucks to get a manual from David Zimmerly on this type of kayak.
Zimmerly also has a reprint of his article in Sea Kayaker Magazine available.
And Harvey Golden has created a replica of the type of boat.
More to come.