Not so sure I would want my fuel vents inside cockpit or inside my boat.
A few years back I was out.
Both tanks full or near full.
Had someone pull up a hatch to open a seacock for toilet intake.
While reaching down his arm accidentally moved one my 2 fuel valves.
Ended up sucking from one tank, returning to the other.
Noticed a slick of oil/fuel on the water. Return was going back to full tank over filling and out vent which are on either side, mid ship of my boat.
Fortunately noticed before too much spilled out.
I've never let anyone near that hatch since.
I agree with Team 1. At least get the vent into the cockpit if it's actually in the bilge right now. Locate it where you can keep an eye on it, and also not create problems if it decides to puke.
Nice photo that is a very professional vent system.To clarify, I do know people with cockpit vents in diesel boats that have not had any issues, but for gas there is only one method of venting...outside of the hull. With a nice big drip loop as CaptLarry mentioned, I have never had a water issue, even with ethanol. This loop runs right up to just below the rub rail on my Bertram. The white hose is just for abrasion protection. This obviously works good for diesel too. The boat would have to sink before salt water intruded the tank.