By creating a footwell, it freed up an extra hatch. In contemplating what to do with it, I decided to place it in the BH6-7 location. This will make available almost as much space as I lost by creating the footwell. None the less, it still takes guts to cut a hole in the sole of a perfectly good boat.
This hatch still allows for a good place to stand while straddling the tiller arm when sailing. I plan to store extra line, repair parts, tool kits, registration, flairs, carabiners and first aid kit in this area. I picked up a lot of good storage here that I had no previous access to.