Originally Posted by sundog
I'd love to hear about your mods, problems, ect. I really like this boat... she seems pretty simple and holds alot of potential for customizing. The biggest problem I can really find is lack of accessible pantry space (with extended cruising
in mind). I also believe I'd have to do something with the forward most area of the hulls... they really should be seperated from the living spaces with a watertight bulkhead -mabye with a large access hatch
. Mabye we should start an Athena thread...
Yeah pantry space is limited, of course under the salon
seats my wife packs alot of things, food
and her small appliances
. Thought about sealing off the forward bulk head
as well. The Mahe 36
has done this and has a hatch on deck
to gain access. I haven't thought a lot on doing something similar yet but it might be a possibility either on top or like you suggest a hatch at the bulkhead, that would probably be the easiest to do. Against what seems to be conventionl wisdom I'm working on an engine
which is coming along slowly but progress is steady. I'm setting her up for extended crusing as well. The one thing I wish she had is more fuel
capacity. 40 gallons is a bit lean for me so I've made room for six 5.5 gallon juges on deck
if needed. Maybe we could start a thread on Athenas. It could be titled Tellies always long winded responses.