Our boat kits are made from the same materials that we use here in the shop for our boats. What does that mean? It means we wouldn't expect you to use anything that we wouldn't use. For our strip boats we supply full length first quality vertiacal grain Wester Red Cedar Strips. The epoxy, fiberglass, tools and other items that we package in our kits are the very same materials and tools we use here everyday. If you have any questions about your kit, give us a call or drop us a line. That is what we are here for!