Strip planking has been mentioned briefly. For your purposes this means thicker strips that are edge nailed rather than the 1/4 inch strips used for canoes. Steve Redmond has a good description here:
No plywood needed. You would likely require access to epoxy and fiberglass. The rest could be lumber. Search strip plank boats.
Can anyone suggest suitable designs using this planking method?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "stephenwarrick@..." <s.warrick@...> wrote:
> Bill & Everyone else, This is all great stuff. I really do have a much
> better idea now of how I am going to do this. The workshop has full
> width doors at one end, which can all be lifted off and big framed
> ventilation flaps at the far end, which can also be removed. It is an
> agricultural poly-tunnel that I have built as a workshop. I have 20ft
> from end to end, so enough space I think. I will let you all know
> tomorrow how I'm going to proceed. It's dark here now and blowing a
> hooly, no more measuring and clearing out tonight, I think we're in for
> some rough weather.
> Once again thanks for all your input everyone. I have only been on this
> forum for a couple of days and you have all made me most welcome.
> I'll start a new thread with the shop preparation etc. as that will be a
> new topic.Stephen