2. Cedar strips. Where to buy?
If you cut your own,you’ll save money. I use a circular saw and walk off the strips. BTW, 3/16" strips weigh less and according to Moore are just as strong in the standard layup. I have but my own bead and cove on strips. It takes about a full day by myself to route the bead and cove. I only did that once and haven’t done it since. Otherwise, Newfound Woodworks is a good option for buying strips.
3. Equipment needed. I have built two S and G boats so I think I have most of the equipment.Probably need more clamps.
You won’t need more clamps unless you’re going to build stapleless. I suggest using staples on your first go. For power tools, I use a saber saw, circular saw, drill/screw gun and random orbital sander. For hand tools, pull saw, Mora knife, sanding block, block plane, assorted squares, string line, level, and a few other misc. hand tools.
4.I gather that the strips are epoxied together?
Elmer’s wood glue is fine.
A nice workshop is great. I did a canoe outside this year and it sucked! Never again. Here’s my write up: http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/launching-new-tandem-canoe-the-paddlinglight-ursa-canoe/