Just getting started here, and I have a few questions. What I'm thinking about is starting with a Wood Duck 12 or 14. I'm comfortable with my woodworking skills and would go with the plans and manual only. I'm in the Pacific NW, and found a place here that sells the materials I'll need.
Here's where the questions come in. ;) I work in a fiberglass shop and have access to cheap or free materials, and we use 3 lb chopped mat and a heavier woven roving. Could I use the chopped mat instead of the boat cloth that's used in the CLC kits? Also; could I use my completed boat to make molds, and build another few boats out of all fiberglass with a layer of woven roving to add strength? I'd use gel coat of solid colors instead of varnish.
By the way; this is a great site, and CLC seems like a great company!
Any input would be greatly appreciated!