Re: cheap construction methods or Low Cost Boatbuilding
I agree with Mr. Cleek in general, except for the part bolded above which is simply not true. Properly engineered modern wood/epoxy composite structure is substantially lighter and stronger than trad. wood construction. This is not necessarily the case with quick and cheap-o construction, but is very much true with the sophisticated methods such as glued-lap or cold-molded. I agree that natural wood is more pleasant to work with, but let's be honest about the facts here.
Originally Posted by Bob Cleek
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!