well... hello from israel!!!
i have just finish renew my mayflower .
as you write the dec was screwed from in side the boat, it take me 4 days to uproot the old teek and all the screws then i have seald all the holes with siller. and then i made the dec thicker with fiberglass.
i am sorry for my bad inglish...
for more info you can call me on skype "nadavanthonykiesari"