I have a strip planked canoe yawl. It is stripped with cedar, and sheathed with fiberglass on the exterior of the hull. The boat is very strong and has very few frames supporting the hull.
The method that you are thinking about sounds like it would add considerable weight, and may not really be necessary. Having never seen the plans I can't really say, but it seems that one could just fiberglass the exterior and be fine. I also think that the oak is overkill, and will be hard to bend, but maybe not at 19mm (3/4"+/-). I would do away with the interior fiberglass and use only the pine, or even switch to cedar. Of course the best method would be to build her as designed.
Pictures of my canoe yawl can be seen here:
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From: allan.russell12 <allan.russell12@...
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 1:56:16 PM
Subject: [AtkinBoats] 28 ft Seabright Skiff Cruiser Hull Build?
Just received the plans to build my new boat by William Atkins,
lapstrake construction traditionally. I intend to build her by strip
planking with French Oak 19mm thick below the waterline and oregon 19mm
above. The keel and deadwood to be in Jarrah. The whole hull surface
then to be sheaved in glass fibre inside and out for strength and
durability. Has anybody in the group had experience in building a
similar vessel, and if possible have any results in displacement and
how she handled at sea.
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