I am slowly building, through trial and error, a Penobscot 14. I have reached the point of planking where all I have left is the sheer planks. The rest of the planks are all 1/4" ocume plywood. If possible I would like the sheer to be made from one piece of solid mahogany that I would finish bright.
Is it okay to use solid mahogany (1/4" or 3/8") in what is otherwise a plywood boat (expansion/contraction issues)?
If so, are silicon bronze screws and epoxy okay or should I attempt copper rivets with some sort of a bedding compound?
I'm happy to have gotten to this point in the builing process. I like the look of a bright sheer plank but don't want to run the risk of ruining the boat when I'm this far along.
Thanks for the help!