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Re: Glove Box under foredeck.
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My inclination would be to access it through the cockpit and have it removable, so you can chuck it, if you don't like it.

I think there are commercial under-deck bags - there used to be- so that would be another option for under-deck access storage.

Have you tested for how it will effect leg room?

That's a big concern for me - in some standard rescues, the 'swimmer' has to twist/roll into the boat, and I think a glove box would interfere with that. Of course with a small cockpit those rescues aren't possible, so it doesn't matter.
I also like to put my knees close to the mid-line in calmer conditions for more efficient paddling, and a glove box would block that.

The magnetic field drops off very quickly and does not effect a compass further than 16".

With magnetic glove box and forward hatch covers, there wouldn't be much room left for the compass. Perhaps younger eyes can read the compass farther away from the cockpit .... ;-)

Another issue with a glove box when touring is that most paddlers I know like to keep the chart on the deck right in front of the cockpit, which would be over the glove box opening in most designs.

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