I need some storage space in my boat and was wondering what ideas you guys may have. I've got a 12' Jon, 2 swivel seats on pedestals and a minn kota endura 40. Almost everytime I go fishing I have a buddy with me and with all the rods, tackle boxes and other crap, there isn't much room left. I've already had to start using a smaller cooler. I was thinking about maybe cutting a storage hatch in the bow seat. Nobody sits there anyways and I just need a place to keep the life jackets, first-aid kit, snacks and things. Has anybody ever done this or have any better ideas. I want to stay away from building a deck, but I may be able to put in storage boxes on the sides. Thanks in advance for any help or ideas.