Re: Micmac plan modifications
I'm not the expert that Todd and canoez are with the strip method having only built a couple but I strongly agree that it's not a good idea, visually speaking, to start with the strips level. There's a couple of the Hazen Micmacs in my neighbourhood (his book was quite popular here a while back) and both were made with level strips and they do look hogged.
A trick I used when I made my Bear Mountain design (suggestion from my pro boat builder friend) was to tack a long strip at the center form on the sheer and let the ends hang loose. I let it sit for a few days (I don't think you'd have to leave it that long, it just worked out that way in my case) and then chose which end I found the most pleasing and that was the line I used for my striping. Gravity made a nice smooth curve that got away from any hogging look but not too much so the banana look wasn't there either.
But that's only my opinion and as Todd says, it's you boat..
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Native American Saying.