Another article suggestion: Compiling Materials List for build
I recall that there was an article a long while back (by Maynard Bray?) about coming up with a materials order list for a build, but that article focused on a traditionally built carvel planked boat. How about an article on the same theme focusing on a 12 - 18 foot plywood on frame boat like a sail/row skiff or outboard skiff, or a simlar glued lap ply boat - the kind of boats that most amateur boat builders woudl take on as first or second project?
In my case, I ran into this dilemma when I was contemplating building Doug Hyland's Chesapeak Skiff - a nice boat with excellent plans but no materials list.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower