and here his the hull with the deck edges faired (not yet finished though)
We then filled the screw holes with resin
and glued the two 2-cm thick plywood pads to the deck (here's the aft one): the center hole of both pads is oversized with respect to the steel stud: it is filled with thickened resin to create a very hard support for the stud itself.
At the end of the day, here's the completed hull with the plastic hatch
Total work time to date: 195 hours.