In readiness for gluing down the forward deck I first taped each temporary screw hole so that any epoxy that was squeezed through the holes would not glue the plywood washers to the deck.
Blue tape is good for this - nothing sticks to it. Here it is.
Then I applied a liberal amount of thickened epoxy resin and fastened the deck in place with temporary screws, each with a plywood washer to prevent damage to the deck. Like this.
The tape and newspaper inside the storage compartment protected the paintwork nicely from squeeze out. This is what it looked like.
And here is the interior after the tape was removed and the epoxy had cured.
The overhead will be painted when the boat is upside down for working on the exterior of the hull.