Well, seeing as I am awaiting delivery of the cypress planks for my skiff project, and seeing as I'll not know if the 1x8x16's will be too stout for the sides, and may need to be sent for thinning to 1/2", I figure we might discuss the finish for the interior.
The sides and bottom (recall this is traditional build--cross-planked)will be top-grade cypress, frame, chine log, etc, will be syp. Stern sheets, thwarts and other horizontal surfaces inside will also be cypress.
And...if it works...the breasthook and those "reinforcement pieces that go at the transon/side juncture," (hell are they called ) may just turn out to be made of old, well cured grapefruit from my tree lost to last year's hurricane (depends on how the cutting goes this week).
I see lots of boats are painted inside, but this would be a shame to do to cypress. Thus, I intend on varnishing the inside, OR, should I just oil? Or, both? Which works better? Worser?
Inquiring minds want to know....