This is my first design and build. It is strip planked with Cedar and has cloth inside and out laminated with epoxy. I designed the hull with a planing surface but there is a slight rocker aft. The hard chines are above the waterline at the transom when rowing to reduce drag but fully immersed with the weight of an outboard on the transom. Instead of inflatable tubes, which are nice for coming alongside, this boat has a 2″ x 6″ closed cell foam collar all around to absorb impacts. The boat goes great, hitting a top speed of 14 knots, with a 6 hp outboard.