Thanks Terry, it looks like that will be the best spot for me as well. My V berth has hatches that gives large open access to the FG bottom. Also, has anyone replaced the rub rail that might answer this: Is it only fitted over the hull-deck seam and screwed to the trim on the bow and transom, or is it adhered along the length in any way? As I have now, the PVC sliced pipe was covering a bunch of slathered on silicone caulking over the joint. I wonder if I remove that mess, and install the factory rub rail using 3M 4200 to adhere it - or is that unnecessary? THX !!