I have a 2001 205V and just installed PP. You want to put the center of the paddle wheel 3-1/2 or 4" centered in front of the indent you're talking about. I'm not near my boat now or I'd take a pic for you but hope that makes sense. Don't put it in the indent but in front of it. Pull your "ice chest" under the back bench and you'll see the indent behind the gas tank and where the PP paddlewheel will end up in front of it, between the gas tank and the indent. This is the optimal placement for the paddlewheel and PP works flawlessly.