I am building a Chesapeake 17LT for a long trip, mostly on the Intracoastal Waterway, but we will be doing some offshore adventuring as well. I am looking to incorporate SOLAS tape in to my boat. Will it work if I put it under the fiberglass, or do I have to apply it on top of the glass? I figured, if I put it under, the glass would protect it. I am just not sure what happens when reflection and refraction compete. Any experiences? I was actually considering using the tape over the seams but figured it may weaken the wood-fiberglass bond. So.... maybe over the glass but under the fill coats?