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I talked about this at length with Raoul Bianchetti who is building my strip-planked Tiki. He had a simple, convincing argument for the full length strake. If a lashing parted at sea, or the strake suffered damage in a section where a lashing passed through the strake, the rest of the strake would still be available to support a temporary lashing (albeit a rather loose one) until you were able to manage a repair. Given that the integrity of the whole boat depends on the lashings this belt-and-braces proposition seemed smart.
Yeah. All is good. I've been in Sydney for a couple of months, resting, recovering. It's all taken little longer than I'd have liked. The blog has been neglected but this will change soon as I'm returning to Thailand in 10 days to finish the build.
btw, I was going to ask, do you have sliding or lifting hatches on your main companionways? I want a simple sliding companionway hatch on my boat instead of Wharram's lifting design and I am looking for a Tiki to crib from!