Flight is such a beauty. I hope you do build her and post a webpage.
As for building instructions, well, youi are in swampy ground, as the methods
for traditional boatbuilding varied with each builder and much was left to the
initiative of the builder on the plans; even plans as recent as those for
Here is what I believe will solve your problems; reading from contemporaneous
literature. Get a copy of Glen L Witt's book about building plywood boats. If
it isn't available on the Glen-L site, there are thousands of used copies
around. It gives a very broad overview of techniques and will answer most of
After you've digested that, read Howard Chapelle's Boatbuilding. This book goes
through the complete process of building in the older tradition, before the
common acceptance of plywood as a planking material. It will teach you
everything from wood selection, through lofting and building a planked hull.
This book will answer your problems about setup, framing, etc which is lightly
treated by Glen-L.
The plans for flight are designed for building without lofting; no plywood boat
plan back then had a chance of publication if it required lofting. However,
lofting is such an easy and low-time procedure and it will really give you a
much better product, I'd seriously advise your lofting Flight. It will give you
much more accurate framing, stem, frame bevels, transom, etc.
Even if you choose not to loft, I'll bet that you'll have a great little sedan