It also seems to me, that the Gougens(sp?) were building some high tech wood boats in the 70's and into the 80's. Granted not as high tech as today, but for that time period/era.... There is a "Port Angeles something or other" IRC 15-17' home build able boat designed in Port Angeles, Wa at that wooden boat center there that will make many boats of its size wonder what just passed it.
I personally do not see the issue of a wood high tech boat!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!