I have started building Shorebird By Wes Farmer. Went down to the garage first thing without breakfast except for one doughnut, and worked until after 4:30 pm.
I got the transom made and fitted with a motor pad first.
I resawed some plywood from an earlier badly botched attempt at building a 12 foot Gator Boat Plans Croc, and did a pretty bad job of it.
there were some nasty voids and the skillsaw had a slightly bent blade. I have not used them much before either and the result was a slightly wavy cut that was 1/8 inch off in places. I have a lot of rasping to do.
The middle frame went together without a hitch, I drew the dimensions on plywood and lined up the wood that would become the frame proper with a crude jig made by putting long nails partly through the ply so they stuck up and held the boards in place.
I am using Yellow Pine 1x4s for the frames, 3/4" ply made of alternating layers of oak and some softwood for the transom and floor, 1/2 inch acx pine for the sides (the stuff is awful, it is more like cd than ac). The chine logs will be external as used in some brockways and will be made of douglas fir, really nice, possibly old growth, and costing about $4 per board foot for 1x4s
will post pics tomorrow