I am planning on building my first wooden boat(not to count a sea kayak I built many years ago). Condon offers many types of Mahogany marine plywood including one called Bruynzeel Regina and another called Occume. The Bruynzeel is more than tiwce more expensive than Occume. I am building a 20 foot runabout with a 100 Hp motor. Do I need the Bruynzeel or would Occume be good enough for this boat? What is the difference between the two?
Also, I am considering building either the Mangoose 20 from Clark Craft Collection or the 18 foot DownEaster from WoodenBoat cataloge. The downeaster has calssic lines and looks older, the Mongoose has modern lines. Can't make up my mind. Any suggestions??