So how do I glue up the sheer strakes ?
In the kitchen of course. After the toddlers have toddled off to bed, I dragged the parts into the kitchen and glued them up. Of course this meant leaving an 18 foot long stick, complete with clamps, lying in the kitchen over night.
4 am comes and the littlest one awakes on cue. So I wander down to get her night time bottle, and duly trip over my glue up. No major worries, it's got enough clamps to hold the titanic together. And since this is a PU adhesive, it's tighter than a ducks...
Then at 6:30 the next morning, I have to get it out of the kitchen before I go to work.
Out through the window, since it will no longer fit around the corner to go out the back door.
The neighbours must certainly wonder what that "Crazy Fool" was doing wandering around the garden with a head torch at 6:30am and dragging a long stick out through the kitchen window.