I am rebuilding my ship and want to include water channels this go around. I have two ideas in mind but want to make sure I am within the rules of IRCWCC. Idea #1: Go with the traditional water channel. ie. create a 3/8" channel down the center of the boat with the pumps sitting at the bottom. Idea #2: Put all electronic and CO2 equipment on a raised platform so the water can flow freely under the platform. The pumps would be the only thing sitting in the bottom of the boat in order to catch that water. I am quite confident that idea #1 is legal but it takes more time and materials. Id like to go with idea #2 but am not sure if it is legal.