Hi there. I am a prospective skerry builder... in love with the design.
Quick question for other skerry builders: Have any of you installed your deck plates on the top deck of the forward and aft compartments, as apposed to on the bulkheads below? It seems to me that you would have better access to those compartments that way, but maybe there is a design issue that I am not considering. I'd like to outfit a skerry for long-distance beachcruising in Alaska and I would need to place some items inside those watertight compartments for safe-keeping while in the field (flares, small emergency kit, etc.).
Any thoughts for either method?