I bought a few more clamps -- only 99 cents each at Home Depot! So now I can strip both sides of the kayak at the same time. I put on one strip on each side today and a pinstripe on one side. The pinstripe is a thin strip of yellow cedar.
I also placed a thin strip of yellow cedar along the inside of the bow piece. This was bent to shape in a tray of boiling water. This is a "by any and all means necessary" stapleless technique, which uses a combination of hot glue, bungees, clamps, and packing tape to keep the strips against the forms and tight against each other.