A call for advice from MC16.5 builders-
I am nearly ready to install the deck, and so have studied the construction manual. Apart from instructions to do the aft deck first, then forward deck, and finally the two side deck pieces, the builder is left to choose, apparently, how to cut the butt joints. In other words, does it matter from which deck piece I cut the excess of the overlap? Since the side pieces apparently go on last, I assume it's best to overlap their ends on top of the aft and forward deck parts, then use the shop knife to cut the side deck parts to fit. (Rather than cutting the forward and or aft deck.) Does it matter? Will aesthetics be affected by a longer or shorter side deck segment as a result? Am I overthinking all of this? Your input appreciated.