Thanks for the quick reply!
I guess the obvious question is are there any other places where the factory did not do the right thing? My guess is that the GPS
was installed after the actual construction of the boat, and as such, the quality of the work may not reflect the complete build process, but I wonder if the holes in the deck
for hatches, winches, etc all have the same issue.
My guess is that I am probably ok. While I won't mention the builder
by name, the boat is from one of the reasonably reputable 'production' builders and is only a few years old. If their build process was really flawed, it would be widely known.