I'm getting ready to build a Wood Duck 12 Hybrid from scratch and have a couple questions about strip planking. I have a saw mill so I have lots of wood to make strips from.
1. Any reason I couldn't make strips from Sassafras, Walnut, Cherry? I realize these are heavier than Cedar but it shouldn't be much of a difference. Sassafras is very light but probably not as strong as Cedar.
2. Do those of you that make your own strips go to the trouble of putting a bead/cove on them? I saw a video here that shows them being edge glued after a little beveling with a block plane. Seems to me that the bead/cove method could be more of a pain than it's worth.
3. I'm considering building two boats at the same time. Any advice there?