I have the strongback and forms set up and have attached the first or shear strip on the new boat. The first strip is screwed to the forms, the holes will be covered by the gunwhales but the rest of the strips will be held in place by fishing line. This takes the place of stapling the strips in place, and the fishing line acts like little elastic bands, holding the strips together and tight to the forms.
This photo shows the screws placed in the face of the forms that add inward pressure to the fishing line, keeping the strips tight to the forms. Their purpose will become more obvious after I get a few strips in place. The advandtage of fishing line is that you can keep adding strips, the line all stays in place until the whole hull is assembled, unlike masking tape or elastic bands.
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC