Have had it out the last couple of days. The rear pedestals on the front deck lean slightly backwards but it’s comfortable. Included a pic of where they were reinforced with scrap aluminum back plate. Boat fishes really good. Just need to paint and get the rest of the wiring completed. Only issue is battery box does not fit under front deck. Working towards a solution. I may look to get a dry hatch built and use angle to secure under deck.
When building a casting deck for your aluminum boat, you can choose between two options: a fixed deck and a detachable deck. If you value the boat's versatility and want to use it for various activities, the detachable deck is the better choice. However, if your priority is to have a boat dedicated solely to fishing, the fixed deck is the suitable option.
I don't know if this will help any but Alumacraft did a 15' "Bass Pro" version in the 70's that had casting decks. I have one that is buried right now but I'll try to get some pictures of the structure for you. The brochure might give you some ideas? ALUMA-MY77-Catalog-ENUS