I have done a 'pre - fit' of all the main pieces of hardware to make sure everything is ok. This new mast step has two large self taping screws that screw through the deck plywood to the central deck beam. Before permanently attaching all the pieces of hardware they will be removed and the surrounding areas either varnished, painted or sealed with fiberglass resin.
The blue device is my old Makita jigsaw that I purchased in 1975. It did sterling service when I built my 30ft yacht 'Mariner. It's 40 years old and still going strong.
The mainsheet track screwed down without any major problems.
On goes the first coat of undercoat to the hull. The hull will be painted white. When she is turned right side up all the hull painting will be complete. She will then be ready for the last coats of deck varnish, a finishing coat of paint in the cockpit and the permanent fitting of all the deck hardware.