Mate, I have allready started a comprehensive build thread on Old Sparky, will start one here too. (first couple of posts will be duplicates.I'm not building a Laker, yet, but I'd love to see an indepth build of one, since you are offering.
If you are thinking of building a kayak, and it is your first build, (even if it is not your first build) I reckon you would go a very long way to find a better recreational boat than this one.
As more blokes build the Laker and word gets out about just how good it is, I think it will become a classic in its class. If you have taken the time to peruse some of my builds, you will probably have noticed that I have a shed full of very good kayaks and canoes. Laker is so good, as a recretional paddling and fishing craft, that it has become my favourite boat. That is a very big call.