Im hoping I can get some more good advice here.
Im having big issues getting the recommended timber and ply for my Shad build.
Western red cedar seems to be very expensive here, Baltic Birch is like rocking horse poo and chickens teeth here....RARE!!
Naturally I want the kayak to be light and strong, at least as strong as the original design was intended.
But I dont want a boat anchor weight either.
How much difference in weight and strenght would there be if I used regular pine for the stringers, and AA grade marine ply for the frames?
To give you an example of pricing here, 1 sheet of 1/2" AA grade Marine ply is $79 , I asked what type of wood it was, and got the answer of "dont know, its marine ply..."
Need some help here!!