Originally Posted by mmwjr
I see no reason why you cannot add limber holes to connect the sections to the center bilge. If you do be sure to coat the exposed wood with epoxy resin.
Ideally, you'd cut a hole, insert a fiberglass tube, epoxy and glass the entire thing in place, then cover (paint) with a resin like a vinylester.
You can cheat, by drilling a hole, hogging out the wood from the fiberglass sandwhich back about an inch. Fill the gap you hogged out with epoxy.