Concerns....... I didn't have a helper to help me cut my deck, so I used #6 - 3/4 brass screws to hold down one side every other hole, then straps to help me hold down, mark and cut the other side. After taking the screws out, I noticed how soft the brass was and were stripping the heads taking in and out. I think I want to stay with the bronze nails as recommended, but is it too late to change back? I still have every other spot not touched on the right side and the entire left side untouched. Just concered about strength on the Right side? Also, I am not worried about appearance as I am painting the hull with a one inch overhang on the deck as in most of the pictures I see.