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Strip-Built


Closing the Bottom

The last strip to close the bottom always takes time.

Repairing a Damaged Strip

With book matched strips you can not throw out a damaged strip because doing so would disrup

Fixing a Popped Seam

It will happen that as you are building a strip-planked boat, one of your seams will pop ope

Stripping the Bottom Part One

In this video I am stripping up the bottom.

Continuing Stripping the Kayak

In this video I am continuing with the stripping on the side of the kayak. Because of the fairly plumb bow and stern of the microBootlegger design, these strips run straight of the ends. This makes the stripping fairly straight-forward as there is no shaping involved beyond the rolling bevel.

Setting Up Forms

Here I show using an aluminum strongback and spacers to quickly and accurately set up forms. This same technique would work with a plywood box beam. The aluminum is more rigid, but the plywood will work as well.

My newer book "Building Strip Planked Boats" includes a description of the spacer method of setting up forms on an internal strongback.