Just a quick note say Thanks Harvey.
The band saw made life easy for cutting 3/8" thick laminates from 2" Oak stock.
I replaced the rubber drive band, and the old blade, and added a new fence, total cost, a whole lot less than a new band saw.
It's such an innocuous machine, hardly as noisy as the Shop Vac when it's just running.
(For everyone else, Harvey had an old Band Saw in his workshop that he donated to my boat project)
Next I'll glue the laminates into place to build up the chine near the bow, and then use a batten above and below the chine to mark out a fair curve. A little work with a power plane, followed by a long sanding board and I should be back in business.