Well, you have a bit of a quandary, as a fully traditional solid-wood boat built to carry three and use an outboard will probably be far too heavy to easily lift into a pickup bed, and certainly too heavy to cartop. I assume that whatever you build needs to be able to be lifted by yourself and your spouse? We don't know what waters, distances, and conditions you intend to use the boat in -- so it is very hard to say what the minimum size should be, but you might find a 10' skiff too small for two adults, a child and an outboard in some weather and wave situations.
My 13.5' fir over oak Chamberlain dory skiff is an easy 300-350 lbs, and is transported on a small trailer, but can't be easily carried to the shore over rough ground by four strong men.
So I'll guess that you need to build from ply -- probaby lapstrake design as it is lighter overall. You can probably find a design that can be built with alternate adhesives like 5200 or even the cheaper Vulken 116 or PL Premium, but will have to take care not to use the wrong glue in the wrong place and have the boat come apart on you.
Or you could try ply with more traditional fasteners like copper rove rivets, but the multiple holes would allow water into the plys unless very heavily sealed with other glues or tar or something.
Last edited by Thorne; 07-24-2006 at 12:58 AM.
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