Building 3

cabin side with windows

The Strider is now almost ready for painting. Note windows cut out and hardwood rubbing strip

strip plank Strider

Strider can also be built using strip plank cedar. Either strip plank just below the knuckle or, as here, all the way to the gunwale. Advantages of the strip planking are a cleaner interior with stringers and possibly a higher resale value. There is no real structural difference between the two build methods

strip plank hull after painting

Its always a good idea to paint the hull while its still upside down (its much easier)