I wanted to add a stripe down the centreline of the foredeck. I'm not sure of the best way to do this but chose to use veneer.
I started by building a jig to rout a shallow groove, clamped tightly between the stem and the cockpit
Routing a shallow groove down the centreline. Was tricky to get an exact depth all the way along and I ended up carefully chiselling the high points. I tried cutting strips of some veneer sheet I had around but couldn't maintain accurate widths of the strips so ended up buying some lengths of inlay banding.
Of course these were slightly wider than the routed groove so I spent a few hours with a stanley knife trimming the groove to the correct width before glueing the inlay strips down.