Needless to say, I could not get a good look forward with all this stuff in the way. Here's how the bow looks now:
This shows where the screws for the bow cleat came through the king plank:
The mast seems unsupported at deck level:
The bow carvings were pegged onto the hull. There didn't seem to be any glue. Now I see daylight through two of the holes:
These are going to be filled and will be covered by the glass tape that will go on over the sheer.