Well, having full bulwarks and my drains are in the forward lazerette hatch
(two on each side and two large ones just at the end of the deck as you step down into the cockpit
. All I can say I would rather have bulwarks than slide underneath the lifelines
. Mine don't have seacocks as they exit above the water
line. The cockpit drains similarly. Last boat the cockpit drained from two large seacocks from 4 drains.
Cutting scuppers is an option I suppose. I had them in a sunken foredeck on a previous boat. One leaked and was a horrible pain to repair with PO using large amounts of 3M 5200 sealant
as a poor attempt. More sealant
is always the wrong answer. My own track records says scuppers are worse than hoses. Hoses you can see and replace even if not easy. Scuppers that leak always leak over a bunk - the one that's mine. If the hoses are old then replace them using double 316 stainless clamps. Use your fresh water hose at the dock
to blow them out regularly. You accumulate a lot of crap in them being attached to land but not at sea.
Scuppers that also have a cleat on the inside are exceptionally cool though expensive. The cleat part is even better than the scupper part.
I think it comes down to if you have a problem or you just think you might get one. Peace of mind counts for a great many things and if it is a bother then dealing with it helps you sleep. Sleep should be restful and pleasant. Water dripping slowly on your head
is not anything close to peace. Not ever having had a hose leak, I'm sensitive to holes in the boat above the waterline too.