OK guys, here is a beginner type question.
I would like to build a small daysailer, maybe something around 14'-16', but I would like to be able to purchase the wood locally (Knoxville, TN) so I can pick up material as I need it. As far as I know, high quality plywood such as 1088 Okoume or 1088/6566 Meranti is not available anywhere close. I know I can mail order but shipping cost is prohibitive, especially for small quantities.
Given that plywood is not available locally, I am thinking building something in strip/sheathed might be better for a beginner compared to other methods like carvel.
What do you guys think? Any other building options or maybe you know of a source for plywood close to Knoxville, TN?