Some of you may remember that I got the plans for a Haven 12 1/2 last year. I'm planning to start construction this winter.
My original idea was to use carvel construction, cedar on steam-bent oak. But now I'm having second thoughts. I'm starting to lean toward cold-molded. I already have one carvel planked boat, so I still have a chance to get into traditional wooden boat heaven. But the idea of a cold-molded daysailer is appealing to me because of the strength and lightness of the hull, fewer frames, which means easier painting, etc., and the ability to trailer the boat without having to be concerned with the damage that the weting and drying cycles would cause to a carvel hull.
Do any of you want to try to persuade me one way or the other?