This last week or so wasn't a huge step but it was very important. First we laid the boat on it's top and placed the bottom on. we then drilled holes in the areas that we felt would connect it well. We then used copper wires to connect and tighten the bottom against the rest of the boat. The last thing we did was use a planar tool to line up the sides of connecting parts such as the transom and the sides. The next thing to do will be to epoxy all of the parts together.