A modern diesel should not smell in its compartment. Any smells will be due to spilled fluids, leaking fluids or leaking exhaust
, which should be avoided (spills) or corrected (leaks). If an engine
smells, it is an indication of poor or sloppy maintenance
- more of an appraisal of its owner than its engine
Don't judge engine placement by charter
boat experiences. These boats are often poorly maintained, and when maintenance
is done, it is a rushed job to get ready for the next charter
. Spills are common and leaks
ignored until they cause actual problems.
Heat should be mitigated by good insulation
blowers. A good engine compartment will be insulated enough that heat does not readily extend beyond it and a few minutes of blowers after shutdown will cool the compartment off.
410 is a decent sailing boat. My opinion is that it has better sailing performance than the 380. More so than could be contributed to the extra waterline length.