I'm moving along on my first build pretty well. I'm wondering if there are any words of wisdom out there regarding-
1. The need for the ply wormshoe strip that comes with the kit. Should this just be epoxied/ nailed on, or skipped entirely, or how about a brass half oval strip?
2. The need for placing the plastic flotation tank vent plugs. I'm wondering if these are a new feature since I don't see them in older pictures of the Wherry. Had there been problems without them? How about just a 1/8" drill hole to let things breathe?
Hickory in Seattle