Making a long story short, a bit of land next to me is being cleared for a house and the owner asked permission to take out a few of my trees that were leaning over the build site. As it turns out one of those was a Pacific Yew, fairly straight and a bit over 12" in diameter at the base. Google turns up mostly medicinal uses, with the odd reference to making bows. Could it make a decent wood for building boats? I'm thinking the springiness might be good for tillers and as it is considered a hardwood maybe for rub rails.