Adding cleating to the centerboard case area was a bit of a brain teaser. After reviewing how other builders completed this task, things became more clear. I first ran a strip of packing tape to the edge of my level.This is the area that needs to be cleated. As you can see, I cannot simply shoot staples from the back side of this area into the cleating, due to the centerboard case placement. I placed the level (taped side down) and clamped it to the surrounding cleating previously installed. I then cut 6 battens (1/4″thick x 281/2″ long). I used the battens to apply pressure to the cleating, holding it securely against the level. I placed the battens in such a manner as to create a slight upward pressure. This ensures that the cleating will stay up tight against the level.Just another angle.I had a simple realization today in my wood shop. How do you build a sailboat? One stick at a time…a lot like life.