Re: Safety gear placement
My ditch bag, with hand-held VHF and PLB, is stored behind the captains seat between it and the starboard bench seat/storage box.
I mounted my EPIRB bracket to my rear helm station, so it is easily accessible by people out fishing on the rear deck, or can be grabbed as someone goes out the cabin door.
I don't have a raft yet... I do store gumby/survival suits in the center storage area under my bow, accessed by a door in the cabin under my bow step.
"Wild Card" - Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220, Honda 225/9.9