Re: Who has built a glued-lap plywood boat from a kit?
I had never built a boat from a kit before my current CLC s&g 15ft skiff project. The puzzle joints make quick work of panel assembly and seem to be plenty strong. The plywood that comes with the kit is Joubert and is of a good quality. The computer wastes far less material than any of my self laid out projects - and all the trim is already pre-scarfed. The kit comes with a generous amount of epoxy and glass cloth. The kit really saves many hours of fiddling with joints that are out of line (usually but not always due to builder error) and the stitch holes are pre-drilled perfectly in mating panels. It is the first stitch and glue boat I have built that didn't have any twist what so ever that needed work to untwist before glue up. It builds fast - but perhaps not as much "fun" as building one from scratch. I was thinking that I don't want to sand so much epoxy anymore, but looking at The Deer Island Koster kit has got me dreaming.
ďOnly those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily" Johann Von Schiller