Most builders use staples to hold the strips together and tight against the forms. I use 30 lb test fishing line to avoid the staple holes. Here is a short clip of me applying one strip. The strip has had glue applied just prior to this shot. This boat will use almost a kilometer of fishing line.
This is a pair of Prospector canoes, built for a friend , in exchange for what may well be a lifetime supply of cedar. Sheane made and sold strips at one time and I am the lucky recipient of the last of his cedar stock. There is literally a truckload of old growth cedar boards, some 20 plus feet long, dead clear; that he got years ago from local sawyers. He is pleased with the boats which are going to his kids, and I can hardly wait to build with the amazing wood!
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC