I am building the Vintage Model Works 46" crash tender,and with the aid of Robbobs build log,it is going pretty well.
I successfully steamed the gunwhale and chine stringers.However,the rubbing strakes would not have it!
I have seen a passing mention on this site of flexible beech,and looked at a couple of suppliers;the price is a bit frightening compared to obeche strip, but I ordered some.
What a revelation! It is ridiculously bendable! Job done.
I am reluctant to advertise anyone who has cost me money,but have to give others the chance to avoid hours of unnecessary grief!There are two suppliers,and both are low on stock at the moment,but Cornwall model boats are very reasonable with postage,which makes the price more palatable!