Originally Posted by M3mphis
Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts and experiences!
Thanks, elkhaven. I like this idea. I picked out a boat that has the valves laid out like yours except the stern valve is also inside. I'm checking to see if they can add a second stern valve to the outside of the tubes. That was the one valve I was the most concerned about as it will be the most likely to be buried in gear. Otherwise, I think I'll stick with the boat I had picked out. Fishing is also my priority, so I think this will make good sense. I guess we'll see!
Well, they can't add a valve once everything is welded up.
Now I'm thoroughly undecided.