Some hot-gluing techniques

Hot-glue can be used not only for anchoring the strips to the stations, but also to help hold regular glue joints tight temporarily while the glue dries. I often use scraps of strips to hold a joint together. The first two photos show some examples of this, one using a longer scrap as a spring to help twist a piece into place and the other using a small scrap to bridge across a joint. Both examples use hot glue to attach the scraps to the kayak. When removing, I’ve found that a quick motion (like removing a band-aid) works best.

The last two photos show the hull at its current state. Only five strips remaining…

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