I just completed the deck of my Night Heron hybird. I made some measuremnet errors where it came to connecting the strips to the cockpit coaming. Looks like crap (strip connections) but I am going to order some carbon fiber to place over my measuiremnet miscalculations. I think the end result will look pretty good. I am posting this to let first time builders know that boat building is indeed a forgiving process. You can make some real blunders but they can always be fixed. This is only my second build. You only learn through making mistakes and figuring out soultions to what you may have thought was an irreversiable error.