Stripping the hull 2
The strips are stapled in position and the process is quick and uncomplicated. There are (at least) two ways: square sawn strips that are stapled without any glue. Epoxy is then applied over the completed hull with a large brush. The other way is using bead-and-cove strips and gluing one strip at a time with carpenters glue. The first is a faster way, the seconds may be visually more pleasing. There is no functional difference.
The last few strips on the bottom have to be fitted to the keel strip - it may take a couple of cuts before the precision is there, but then then it is a rather straightforward operation. Normally a hull is completed in a few hours
When you are satisfied, it is time to prepare for sanding…
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