About the time that Mark, Darren and Dan started on their respective stitch & glue boat builds I was in the midst of moving to a new home which required the construction of a new workshop. While enviously monitoring their builds through their photo galleries I slowly, but surely, plodded through the construction of a new 22x24' detached workshop and am now getting very close to finishing the interior to the extent that I can actually start setting up all of my woodworking machines and tools and do something productive. During this time I have been researching various wooden boat plans and kits. I've read Nick Schade's excellent book, "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak", and have just started reading Ted Moores' "KayakCraft". I have pretty much decided to forgo the kits and build a cedar strip kayak from plans and mill all of my own strips. The two authors have fairly different ideas and processes for their construction methods and I'm not sure which is the preferrable process. Nick Schade's seems to be less complex and I like his method of strongback and station construction. At this point, I'm having a really hard time choosing between Nick Shade's 'Guillemot' and Joe Greenley's 'King' although I'm currently leaning toward the King. Any comments, pro or con, about these two boats from those who have some experience with them would be most welcome. I'm also hunting for a good source of clear, close-grained red & yellow cedar planks for ripping into strips. A local source would be preferable. I'm not sure if I want, or even need, to rip 18' long planks for full length strips and may just buy a half dozen full length strips for the keel and sheerlines and mill the rest from 10-12' planks. Any words of wisdom from experienced strip builders would be welcomed. Naturally, once I get started, I'll be documenting the build as it happens in the WCP photo gallery and may even setup a webcam in my shop.