I got the bottom glued on the boat. I used a little bit different fastening routine. I use bronze annular rig shacked 3/4 inch nails for the perimeter. In the field along each batten I used 3/4 inch # 8 SS flat head screws spaced about 9 inched apart. I've decided to glass the entire bottom since I have a split bow section. Plus the screws made a lot of holes so that will just be some security. Not going to glass the inside.