Ok I have worked passed one side on stripping my canoe, here is my question... There is one side of my canoe.... Now this is cut back 1/8 inch back from center. This is the other side striped up a hair past center. Now this channel is cut at exactly 1/2 inch wide and straight down the center with a router and plank for a guide. And this is what it would look like with the strip in place glued in the length of the canoe. I was thinking that it gets me away from trying to get perfect cuts all the way down the center. Now question would this be strong once glasses inside and out? I had a few nice guys on here trying to figure out what I was trying to explain.