"I didn’t do any cut outs but my floor boards stop at the 6 frame. I’m 6 feet tall and put my feet on the 6 frame when getting after it. Seat is higher than recommended at 16 3/4. I have the tall regal oarlocks with the spacers"
"Thanks for your suggestion. I am familiar with MDO in another life as a wood products mill manager. I still like marine plywood. The bottom and sides are salvageable with a little trimming. New chines out of white ash I have done in my prior…"
"areas where boat will take impacts....rocks, oars, etc...cedar is prone to easy damage. Better to use a harder wood, like oak, mahogany, ash, maple. They'll still get dinged up, but at a much slower rate."