I get the water pooling against the forward part of the cockpit as well. There is about 60 feet of chain in the locker which exacerbates the situation, but even without the chain the cockpit slopes forward slightly and traps water. And with no water in the starboard tank, rainwater sits on the port side. I haven't filled the water tank yet, but am hoping it will level the boat out once I am able to complete the plumbing system re-do. I don't want to add any more weight to the back though, since the stern squats so much under power that the exhaust (factory location) is a few inches underwater.