Is there a downside to glassing in the rear floor rather than bolting it in like it was from the factory?
I have the same boat. My floor is currently out and I have new peices cut, but our of full sheets with the thought of glassing it all in for a more solid ride and less chance of rot. Like yours, the rear deck was bolted and consisted of 3 peices, with a strip in front of the engine. I know I need clearance in front of the engine, but I want to make sure I am not overlooking some other reason for the bolted in floor.
I bolted the rear sides in for quick removal. The left side has cables under it and had an electric diverter box. Pretty sure that’s why the factory didn’t glass it in.
If I ever need to do anything to the engine I believe removing the side floors would help gain access.
I think if I were to do it again I would make the two sides and the front strip on piece but still bolt them .