Alright, so I have had the okoume hull complete on my CH16 since late 2009.
The machined cedar strips arrived from CLC months ago.
Work and life has got in the way and everything has sat undisturbed until last weekend. The fog has now lifted and I have my station forms in and am ready to start placing strips.
I have two questions.
1. How do I start? Seems like the best way might be to nail a sacrificial strip to the sheer, bead side out and overhanging the edge of the sides. That would give a firm base to clamp the strips to. Once several strips had been placed, the sacrificial edge strip could be carefully removed and replaced with a permanent strip. Is this the best way to do it?
2. I think it is called a king strip. It goes from the bow to the cockpit and from the stern to the cockpit along the centerline on top. My question on this has to do with the positioning of the bead and cove on these strips. I think it would be best to have a cove on each side of the king strip as it would be easier to sand a bead into the ends of any mating strips to fit the cove on the king strip rather than trying to sand a cove to fit a bead on a king strip.
In summary, should a king strip have a cove or a bead on the outside?
Can I just rip whichever feature is unneeded from each strip and glue the flat surfaces together?
Thanks for any advice.
Paul in Phoenix