Just FWIW (and hopefully not too terribly OT), Chesapeake Light Craft (CLC Boats) added a strongback kit to their catalog for a what seems to me to be the very reasonable price of $85 (link:
) Item is 20' long, intended to be cut down to length. The only potential gotcha I see here is shipping cost, which could be significant even though the strongback ships knocked down. Even so, this should be a viable option for builders in the Mid-Atlantic states, at least (CLC is in Annapolis, MD.) I plan to get one as soon as I make room by completing a half-dozen or so projects residing in my shed :) I have no connection with CLC other than familiarity with their reputation.
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, Steve Kauffman <steve@...> wrote:
> I've got a 12 foot long strongback that I built for my Classic 12 a few
> years ago. It has been sitting out in the weather but I think is still
> serviceable. Free to a good home.