Thanks. This is exactly type of feedback I'm looking for.
I've seen the Beckson vents, but was not sure how well they work.
Regarding the bilge, the keel bolts are regularly wet, and have rust. (Surprisingly little considering, but still there). I also fly, and in aviation, rust is an absolute "no-no". Have you done any rust treatment or prevention? I was think of the old Navel Jelly. Bush off the surface rust, then past on the jelly.
Also, captainmurph, tell me more about your bilge pump. I expect to remove and refinish the sole, so routing a hose under it is an option, if you say there is room. How did you route it out the cabin into the starboard locker? Also, did you drill an outlet hole. or use an existing one?