I've especially enjoyed Lazlo's and Twofootartist's build diaries, relating their trials, tribulations, 'inventions' etc. The posted articles are quite addictive- I spent a couple of hours reading them yesterday!!
I hope this isn't a stupid question- Am very interested in minimizing weight and conserving the pricey epoxy. Along the line of Lazlo's 'orange-crate' stem idea, I'm wondering if anyone has cut wood strips to epoxy in place of so much filleting? I'd think that with my grandfather's bevel square and my arbor saw, it would be simple, if not a bit time consuming, to cut strips that would fit well. It seems this would be a good solution for the deck-to-hull joint that's so difficult to reach. Kind of a mini-chine if you will.
And a final question- why is the sapele decking just 3 mm. Is it cost? And is it as strong in the end as a 4 mm. deck?