Fitting a jockey console in front of the bench seat is an option I'll consider. Or maybe a single jockey seat between the excisting console and the bench.
In any case the battery is coming out of the bench and will be moved towards the bow.
If the weather permits (been raining for 60 days straight), I will try out codprawns sandsolution in the bowlocker before fiddling with the seating setup.
Daniel, is that an S-5 Jockey console you have on the DR?
I see that the SR4 "clan" are very happy with Nauticus smart tabs. Newbie-question: will these help? My father is going to the U.S. anyway, and he'll pick them up for me (along with Keelguard, alot of beaching during summer).
Thanks again for helping me out!