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Posted by Jim E on Dec 4, 2007
I have built an Arctic Hawk with the duct tape method. You do use some wire at the ends, but those bits get planed off later. I did have some trouble with the tape tearing the wood, but not enough to be noticable in the final finish. I probably left the tape on too long. It's more difficult than the wire method, since you have apply quite a bit of tension when putting the tape on, and adjustments require re-taping. Bulkheads were tacked in with hot glue, including some temporary extra forms that set the keel deadrise angle.
In Response to: errata by Dave Gentry on Dec 3, 2007