Creative Carving. It gets less scary a few days after its completed. It looks pretty much like everybody else's picture of a strongback, so I must be doing something right.
Well, I was doing "something right, but not everything. In case I hadn't mentioned it yet, I decided to build this kayak at 96% of the design length. I usually remembered this, but not always-for example, I diligently lined Form #1 on the marks, forgetting that the position would be different on a shorter boat. As per the instructions, I placed strips along the shear line of all the forms, and found that I had to reposition four forms, including the bow form. I had no idea until I placed a strip on the forms.
I tried test strips on both shear lines, both waterlines, and 2 strips on the keel line. I think Its right.