Now that I'm starting the stripping portion of the build I think I may possibly get by with only the 7 boards.
The second purpose is for improved turning while on plane.
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Stripping basics 2 - filling large areas the easy way 6a.
Perhaps they save enough in labor - a savings that my space boobs one-off amateur cannot realize - to make this an economically viable production method.
Note that this canoe is symmetrical front to back so frames one two and three are also the same as frames five six and seven.
Stitch and Glue Kits - shave some time off the prep work with precut components.
It would not be wise to measure for center as I go due to variations in the strongback itself.
Butt-joining plywood - limited alternative to scarfing 3b.
The following is an approximate bill of materials for building the Crystal
Not sure what you mean by going together at the bilge.
Field or Factory?