@ bowgarguide - I may have to keep that in mind for the next one, I am pretty sure I epoxied my thwarts in place! @ acm2117 - I didn't really keep track of the amount of epoxy I used. I don't feel like it was a lot. The only portion of the boat that has glass on it is the joints in the bottom piece of plywood, the bow and stern and the bottom edges where the sides meet the bottom. The metal is attached to the wood using gorilla glue. You have the order pretty much correct.
1)build the ladder sides
2)attach the metal skins to the frames
3)build your stations so that you can rest the boat upside down to attach the bottom(I had 3)
4)place sides on the forms and glue together the bow and stern
6)paint everything with epoxy
7)install thwarts and decks
work out the seat, which is where I am currently at.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions about how I did it.