Let's remind everybody that while those panels are very pretty, they are not as strong as plywood in the same thickness.
Strip planking is great for decks, canoe and kayak hulls but not for planing boat hulls
unless we build one thick skin of glass on each side.
BTW, that method is described in detail in the building notes for the LB26: it is one of the 3 materials that we specify for that boat, with many layers of glass.
Sheathed strip is a great material:http://www.bateau2.com/howto/what_is_sheated_strip.php
It is also used for one version of the MI12:http://www.bateau.com/studyplans/MI12S_ ... prod=MI12S
andhttp://www.bateau.com/studyplans/MI12S_ ... cerpts.pdf
I wish somebody would build the MI12 that way.
Until now, all were built from plywood.
If anybody wants to build a larger boat from it, email and I will specify the core thickness and amount of fiberglass you need.
(That applies to our designs and for those who buy our supplies.)
PS: Wilded, I like your blog.