I'm working on finishing the decks before moving on to bilgeboards and so on. Laying teak in the cockpit was the final job before I could sign if off as finished.
The petrol locker lids also get teak, of course.
Although they look like brass for some reason, in the photo, they are in fact stainless steel. Purportedly 316.
Actually fitting it to the deck is going to be quite a problem because of the camber. Indeed, it has caused me some loss of sleep, but this morning it occurred to me that the obvious thing is to make a flat area on deck and put the rings on that. (I had been intending to build the rings up and shape them to the deck, but to be honest, that is definitely beyond my skills.
Well, I might as well say it, because I think more than a few people think that my delight in varnish is a little suspect, but I like varnishing. In fact the reluctance of the average person to put varnish on to their boat is a constant source of puzzlement to me. In the days when people owned traditionally-built, carvel boats, they usually had quite a lot of brightwork, which had to be maintained every year, together with the work required to keep the topsides in good order. And in those days varnish only lasted a season before requiring quite a bit of work to bring it up to scratch.