I'm nearing completion of my first boat at the moment, a Chesapeake 16. It's been fun, and I want to build more. I'll probably build a couple more stitch and glue boats first, but eventually I'd like to learn strip built boats also. Which brings me to my next question.
I have access to a full woodshop, and the ability to collect and mill local wood. Local means Pittsburgh, PA. So, are there any types of wood which will work for strippers in this neck of the woods (so to speak). If I was able to build a kayak, completely from local wood, that would be absoluely awesome. Thanks,