Best Hull type?
Well, of course it''ll take longer than I think ;-) Most things do!
Though I''m sure it won''t be built as properly as one built by a professional, if anything, it''ll be overbuilt, so safety won''t be too big an issue. Also, this is being done after some fairly extensive study of other "already in use, tried and true" designs... so I won''t be pulling anything out of thin air.
I''ve always loved making things, though most of my work has been in steel. This project REALLY appeals to me!