cheers for all the replies
reason for all this is i want the rear around the engine to be as clutter free as possible from pipes and cables, will post a pic on my build thread to show what it is i am trying to achieve...
to me logically it made no difference where the bulb would be but i wanted to check first as you never know.
i will install it under the console which will have access so wont be a problem
one concern i do have is everything is under the console, fuel, electrics, electronics, batterys etc etc but in talking to a few folks then they say this is the same for a lot of boats
just have to make sure all fuel lines are checked regular i guess for cracking and leaks