Re: North Carolina Small Craft History
Your list of boats do not have the same water characteristics or building ease, meaning that a Melonseed is not the same as the sprits'l skiff and will not do the job for family outings to the extent of the sprits'l skiffs. First you must decide what your main intent is and then target that particular boat. Then the building technigue can be discussed. If you read up on the sprits'l skiffs they were considered to be the pick up truck for water use in the days of old.
She has reminded me that I have a few items left on my bucket list.