Just a quick page here, putting on strip 18.
We have already chosen the next two strips, they are sitting on top of the canoe.
Paul then glues up the coves and we tighten up the straps, and begin taping the strips together.
As we get closer to the keel/stem piece, we have to trim the strips so that they can lie together along the stem-piece without interfering with each other.
I really like using straps to hold the strips to the moulds. If I build another canoe, or any strip built boat, I will use straps at every mould station.
We will (maybe) be able to put on one more pair of strips before we have to do one side at a time.
Hopefully, strip 19 tomorrow,