I'm close to the stage of laying down the cedar strips on the deck of my Shearwater. I was planning to secure the strips to the frames with staples, favoring the speed they allow and also favoring the look of the holes they leave (yes, I actually like that look).
I tested a strip with my staple gun and the staples (1/2" T50's) went in all the way and I couldn't grab them to remove. I also tried my air gun with a narrow crown staple on the lowest setting, but that was way too powerful.
Now I'm thinking about small nails instead, and just not driving them in all the way so they'd be easy to remove.
Any comments, admonitions, pearls of wisdom, scoldings, poems, or chants would be welcomed.