Re: Steve Redmond Flapjack questions
Your concerns have been stated before, IIRC. The proportions of that boat are really nice for such a simple, flat-bottomed design. One idea that I have considered was trying to build the Goat Island Skiff, but with lapstrake sides assembled on the ground before going up. Mik has dismissed the idea as being overly-complicated and actually accentuating the slab-sidedness, but I'm a sucker for those lines and I think it goes a great distance towards giving Redmond's designs some grace. The Goat is a well-proven design, lightweight, and has been used in all sorts of conditions. The details of how Redmond lays out the planks on the ground are probably worth the cost, even if you don't build the boat, but apply them elsewhere.
"A man builds the best of himself into a boat- builds many of the memories of his ancestors." -Steinbeck