Re: Do I need to tape the seams of plywood bottom panels?
Build it cross-planked. I built a small skiff screw and glue. Scarfed the ply, glassed the bottom and over the chine, feathered and faired the edges of the glass. All of it was pretty easy. But about half way through I realized that if I had built with lumber instead of plywood:3.
1. I would have been done already
2. It would'nt have been as messy
3. I wouldn't have to work stop and go fashion waiting for glue to dry.
4. I wouldn't have to worry about ambient temperature.
Two-cents from a one-boat builder.
There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.