I am gonna throw together a little skiff in a few weeks, but I was thinking of planking with cypress rather than the Jersey Cedar I usually use. The reason being is there is a place selling cypress dirt cheap not far from me.
The plan is a 12 foot skiff with a cross planked bottom. in jersey cedar it would be 1/2 " sides and a 3/4" by about 6" crossplanked bottom. As I have never planked a skiff out of cypress, whats the deal. can I plank it as if it were cedar or should I go with narrower bottom planks?
This isn't to any particular design, its just like the other skiffs I have planked up. just a cheap work boat. Does anyone have experience with this stuff?
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