I have completed stripping the hull. The build has gone very well, I completed the hull in about 10 hours. I went staple less, using a hot glue gun to hold the strips while the glue dried while also hand beveling the strips to assure a tight fit without the surprises that I always get when using bead and cove. Gaps always seem to appear due to a poor fit that cannot be seen inside the bead and cove. The stripping required extra care and dedication to excellence to make sure that the fit of each piece was as tight as possible but due to the care and precision of each fitting, the build went faster than my others.
The herringbone pattern along the Keel is absolutely amazing and finishes out the bottom of the boat with a quality look.