Ishmael, I perhaps was not clear about the usage of 'woids' in our e-mails.
No doubt in my mind that the shaping of a Scow hull would be ever so much easier than a fully shaped round bilge hull.
As how that effects the total man hours to completion,one vs. the other, I have no idea.
It might be sorta a dead heat.
40 or 50 foot vessel for fishing would have proportionally lighter scantlings than the same size scow.
Humping that big stuff around the yard for scow work would be a chore. Though it is true if a shipwright can't move a timber no one can.
I am quite familiar with the physical location of both Anderson and Seimers yards and they both are/were on a steep incline from the road above and the water is very shallow with just a few cuts to further out in San Francisco Bay so delivery of timber would have to be timed with the tides. I don't see that much coming overland. They, the yards were out in left field so to speak.
But that is the view from today and perhaps in times past easier.
Stones a well known round bilge builder was originally where the St. Francis YC is now.
They moved over to the Alameda Estuary after the 1906 earthquake and there were several big shipyards over on the Oakland side of the estuary too.
Benecia was another location for some yards and there might have been some just up the Napa River near the now defunct Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Hell there could have been builders just about anywhere on the Bay even up the Sacramento like later time Stevens Bros. Yacht Yard.
But I go off on one of my infamous tangents here.
The question of which was really "quicker" to build is interesting and for me a challenge.
I will have to dig out my notebooks on past projects and see if I can put together some hypothetical man hour comparisions.
Just for an example of today man hours used in building a 260 foot Pacific Class Tuna Seiner ran about 200,000 man hours to sea trials.
Now that is a big boat. Main deck house, level one of two is 80 feet long by 30 feet wide. 2 seat Bell Jet Ranger Heli looks positively small on top of house roof.