I agree with the space in front. I just couldn't figure out how to take the box off my crayon drawing in paint!! The table will serve as a seat with a paco pad over it. I tried a setup that put the seat up front and I sat on the dry box. That setup felt like I had too much room in the rowing bay. As long as I have room for the FrontierPlay captain boxes, it will be enough for me. Thanks for the feedback. As soon as I can, I will set up the configuration and post picture. For now, Uncle Sam owns me for the next 9 days.