After work today I went ahead and began assembling the strong back by laying out the four sixteen foot 2x8s. This will give me a little more than the boats overall length but I believe that may be more of a benefit versus a nuisance (we shall see I suppose). I boxed the strong back together with two 1x8s at 10′ making a width of 5′. The overall shape is therefore complete I just need to finish reinforcing and of course leveling.
Also ordered the first of what I am sure will be many more orders of Epoxy and filler.