Have stripped one side up to the center-line of the boat, and cut back to the line. Will strip the other side now, letting the strips run long at the bow(where they will pass over the first side) and then cut again to make a gap for the center strip. I've set aside matching strips, so that the pattern on the bottom stays symmetrical. these bottom strips have to be stapled, as I can no longer reach around the hull with the fishing line.
The center strip installed, waiting for the glue to dry, clamped with ratchet straps. The center strip is 3/4 inch square, and will be planed down inside and out to match the hull thickness. On the bow I've laminated a yellow cedar outer stem.When the glue is dry, and all the screws removed; it will be faired into the hull.