The first strips are on. I spent a while setting up the forms on the strongback and securing them with cleats. I then cut and shaped the stem pieces seen here on the bow.The first two strips (on each side) are the most important because the rest of the strips follow in place. The lower one is the sheer strip. This is the strip that joins the deck and the hull together, where you would find the seam tape on a glass boat. I'm using cove and bead strips so first I had to remove the bead from the sheer strip. Then the strip had to be beveled so when the deck is laid there is a perfect seal between the deck and hull. The sheer strip is also beveled thinner at the ends to allow it to bend. The upper strip is placed almost straight, more in line with the chine. This makes adding the following strips much easier without having to bend each one.
FourPosters for supplying the strips and getting them to me packed so well. The wood looks lovely, shame my handy work is spoiling them.