Long day today, almost 40 strips and the better part of a roll of fishing line. For some reason, I have a blister on my little finger, probably where the roll of fishing line was held tight. There is nice squeeze-out on the strips and the line is all tight enough to play a note on the inside of the boat.
In this picture you can see how the line goes around the screws to pull everything tight to the forms and how the line goes around the strips diagonally, at each form and once in between. Each strip is held by a continuous length of fishing line, tied to a screw on the strongback at the bow and wrapped around and around down the length of the boat to the stern, where it is clamped and cut.
Not bad for a single days work!
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC