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Our boat has a fitting to mount the bell below under the companionway, and another on the stern rail to mount it on deck when required in fog.
If it's to be a functional warning device it needs to be outside, but you don't want it outside all the time. It certainly has decorative value when mounted below, esp if kept polished. On a C27 I imagine that on the bulkhead somewhere might do....
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)