I'm sure this has been discussed numerous times, but I need to know tools i HAVE to have before I start my first ship. As I mentioned in the introductions, I have a Midwest Lobster Smack on the way. Is a plank bender a necessity? I don't mind buying a good tool once. Hull clamps, pin vice, razor saw, mini vise are other tools that I'm not sure if absolutely needed or not for a novice level ship like I'm going to undertake.
I know that some of you who have built many ships have quite a collection of tools, paints, air guns, mills and so forth. I'm feel certain that I'll pursue this hobby but I'm not 100% sure since it's brand new to me. Let me know what essential tools you know I'll need and I can pick them up before the ship kit arrives. Thanks.