Daren, Thanks for the pic of the rail mod. Your King is looking great and that recessed deck fitting is a thing of beauty! After reading through your previous post, I started to think about my own build. There is no mention in the Silver manual about glassing the exterior riser; just the top of the lip, down the inside of the coaming and back underneath the deck. Is this something I should consider? I was just thinking of applying a couple coats of resin to the exterior riser and also to the underside of the lip. The instructions do call for an additional layer of cloth on the aft half of the coaming. I realize this is fast forwarding a bit, but what are your thoughts on hatch closure systems? I’m quite happy with using buckles/straps but would like to know if bungies or magnets would provide better compression for flush hatches.