I think you are a bit short of gear.
That I am, although with no hurry.
Slowly paying towards a fast tourer now. Will have to get roof racks within next 8 weeks too.
Then figured over next couple of years,, paddles, will knock up some storm GP paddles although I am a big fan of the oversize light weight very old yet like new much used Euro 1 piece I use.
Warmth. Currently a 4mm steamer if very cold, ( water always warm around here) , old wool jumpers under a wind proof spray jacket and a few decent skirts. Want to upgrade top first. Dry cag looks suitable to hike highland cold places with. No idea if I correct!
Then probably take me 2 yrs to afford electrics, fireworks, vis. sheet, blow up 150, etc.
I figure after 3 yrs of effort(2 to go), I'll have me a proper boat( Lol. ) and sea kayaking is perfect to get out there and enjoy boating with whatever finds me/us. Mother nature is mother nature. Father wind, I'm just prey and the holy crap check out the size of that 1, let's surf with him.
Visiting old mate in hospital today, he had brain surgery yesterday and will have another brain op tomorrow. I might be able to suck him in to building his own paddle. He'll be better soon. I guess he'll option towards a longer loom. I think I'd prefer a quicker change of mind stick, eg a storm GP. No, I haven't used a GP or a storm GP, merely hypothesis; I wood like.
I wood like to build my own boat in many years. That I doubt. Maybe cnc a plug but doubt there too. I like the mind look of a fid front with a hard aft. Nice and basic, about 15 ft length, about 53cm beam. Haven't done any mathematics nor physics, wouldn't know if volume would serve my buoyancy well.
So here here Comanche, Mac, too what might well be a dodgy G.paddle in progress.