I have choose the Rescue Minor because of our moving sand bars and river weed (mill foil). My boat building experance is little my woodworking experance is good. My shop is OK but will improve as tools are needed. I spent my life figuring out how to do things for other people now it is my turn. The one comment I don't want to hear is don't do it.
I do not plan to follow the plans to the T. Don't think I could bend that 3/4 inch ply.
What I am thinking.
change the rabbited chine to beviled and butt the plywood then cover with glass. what dimensionsfor the chine?
Change the keel (flat bottom) to 3/4 inch Okoume in place of the 1 inch 1942 plywood. maybe run a couple of stringers.
The bottom laminate two layers of 1/4 Okoume plywood.
The sides 3/8 Okoume.
Deck 1/4 Okoume.
I came from the aerospace world so can not help to think light.
I am open and would like to and need your comments.