Well, I'm back to contemplating building a small skiff-type boat for goofing around in. Anyone have experience building any Glen-L (thinking Console skiff) or flat bottom dories? I found a couple on line: Pilgrim's Pride 16 and the Lumberyard Skiff (16' or 20'). Just want/need a hobby, plus I'll have the (dry) room to do the project. This is for cruising on the flats (Anini Beach, Kauai), free diving, and offshore fishing on nice days. Also seriously considering one of Renn Tolman's designs as they offer somewhat of a "v" bottom, but would take away cruising in 12" or so of water skimming over the reefs? I can buy marine grade ply for about 80 bucks a sheet locally, so that was my biggest concern. I've got a 6 hp for a kicker and don't want to go to a big main outboard (25-40 would be fine). Want to have center console or remote steering for trolling.
Any tips, advice, recommendations, etc. appreciated,