To give the boat more rigidity and strength, stringers will run lengthwise in strategic locations. For the core of the stringers, I am using fir that I milled. By using a wood core, I can glue these in under tension and help keep the hull curve fair. Also wood should help dampen and distributes the slamming loads. These things are suprisingly light and strong. After the cores are installed, they will be laminated in glass. In the higher stress areas, I will be using carbon. Sweet, sexy, expensive, carbon!
(Does this lens make my hand look fat?)