I decided to go the attached bucket route. I really dont care to race in die hard sunfish classes. Ive also decided to throw out the front hatch idea. Any concerns in the rear near the transum on support issues is solved for good. the back could handle the weight thanks to the curved fiberglass. It doesnt look perfect on the inside but I dont care as long as it doesnt show it self on the outside which it doesnt. I gtg, talk to you all later!