Re: Redmond's BlueGill 15.5'vs Ken Swan's Nez Perce 13.5'
I think Philip Maynard has it right. Ken Swan's boats are designed for conventional framing, whereas Redmond's Bluegill is an epoxy fastened boat.
You could build any of Swan's catalog with solid timber lapstrake or batten-seam topsides and crossplank bottoms without any trouble at all, I betcha.
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!