Well, I decided I needed to see it on the model before I commit to the planking location. I know I'm probably dwelling on this too much but "measure twice, scribe once" : ) Also wanted to see how the bands of yellow look following the different lines. A few are shown with the detail strip added.
Planking lines as in the book the "brig Irene"
Planking following more to the original Cruiser class plan drawings
now that I got that out of my system I can decide which one to go with and get moving on this project. I'm leaning towards the last one.