"You do not need a strong back but I would recommend getting some instructions. I’ve got plans from Mike Baker, Don Hill, Ray’s and Tatman. Mike Baker hands down has the best instruction and plans. He is on this site.
"I built it. It is a Ray’s 14’. It has only been on the water a dozen times. Mahogany plywood, mahogany hardwoods, fir plywood bottom. It currently sits in my Fly Shop, www.wallaceflyshop.com . 520 Cedar St. Wallace, ID…"
"You may want to re-evaluate the need for 22 oz triax. You will be using a lot of epoxy for just that. It is probably over kill not to mention costly. Consider 2 coats of 6 oz glass. Just a suggestion based on experience."
"So I took “Fly Me” down to the local launch to see how she floats and see where the leak is. I never found a leak. Got in the boat, bounced it around, back and forth and found it to be very sound. If any one is interested before I…"
"I'm planning the same thing, was thinking of epoxy/painting while its still flat (not attached to stem and transom). Did you oil the inside??? My current plan to oil the inside, except the rails, seats, and brace where…"