I would yes. Equal both sides. In case you want to put the pump on that side (and I would so it’s not in the way of reaching the plug) and for cleaning. Aside from that your build looks greatWould appreciate seeing photos of your bilge pump(s) installation for this size boat. Wondering if I should recut the bilge pump’s opening in the decking to a larger size than original, as shown in above photo, to facilitate easier access for the bilge pump’s wiring/plumbing? Thanks in advance.