I bought a nice deck compass for my Nimbus Telkwa the fibreglass version of the boat. I have seen quite a few compasses mounted on the deck just in front of paddlers but my thought was to mount it forward of this as I use a deck bag. Even if I do not use the deck bag I would store some items in the under the deck area and some metal objects might affect the compass. Given the shape of my boat it might be best to mount the compass on the forward hatch. Has anyone mounted their compass on the forward hatch and had any problems with it there. I am assuming I would store metal objects in the aft compartment.