It is inevitable that you can find a facsimile of most good things. A cheap knock-off Rolex is not a Rolex and a cheap strip-planked boat kit is not a Bear Mountain Kit. It is the difference between a manufacture taking pride in producing the best possible product and someone trying to put the least amount of value into a product that resembles the genuine article. Understanding what to expect in a small boat kit and how quality benefits you will help put saving a few dollars in perspective. If you put a price on the time you will spend building your boat, buying the best materials will be a small part of your investment and a big part of your pride and satisfaction.
Small Boat Plans Catalogue ~ Small Boat Designs by Tad Roberts
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Strip building also known as cedar strip or plank building is a method of boat building where narrow strips of thin wood are glued together around a frame, the strips are then faired and fiberglassed and the form removed. The resulting boats are beautiful and light. This method is commonly used for canoes, kayaks and small dinghies. Several outriggers and rowboats have also been built this way. Not only are the boat lovely, they are also light and strong.