First a quick jigsaw cut and some sanding to get rid of the vestigial portion of the deck that was sticking out:
I was worried about how to hold the bow caps in place until the putty started to set, but this ended up a non-issue: the surface tension\suction was almost enough by itself to hold them. I did screw a single screw down through the top of the each bow cap into the rest of the float, and that locked things in place quite nicely:
Finally, if anyone were to even think about robbing the place, please note that we have a vicious attack dog who maims intruders on command:
(Sorry -- I promise I won't let the blog degenerate into maudlin personal stuff. Couldn't resist that one though. :))
I think that today's work just about caps it (punny) for the easy work for awhile. Starting tomorrow I need to get busy on fairing.