I'm getting close to cutting out the hatches on my Night Heron. I made some paper templates to muck about with how big and where to place them. Below is what I have so far with a yardstick for scale. They seem quite large to me, and I'm concerned about (1) the strength of the hatch cover, and (2) compromising the strength of the deck. This is all very new to me, so I used the values in the hatch table from Nick's book as a guideline, and then shrank it down a smidge for aesthetics to the perimeter stripes. How does this look to you guys? Is there anyone on the forum from the Charleston, SC area that would be willing to meet and take a look at what I'm doing? This feels like the one thing that I would have a hard time "fixing" if I screw it up.