Could someone provide insight into why one must have the stature of a jockey to access an engine
on a sailboat under about 39 feet?
Most sailboats 39 and less require the removal
of various panels
, stairs etc, to gain access to one side of the engine
. Heaven forbid something on the far side breaks!! At 6'3" and 220-crawling through the Laz- is not a real option. I looked at a Pearson
35 that had AC and generator
added in and realized that if certain things ever broke I would be S.O.L.
At first I thought it was concerns about vessel loss if a wave came over the stern- but I believe that Pacific SeaCraft
37's (a sound blue water
boat), provide access through the cockpit
Assuming a well secured, and reasonably waterproof hatch
, what is the downside of cockpit
access to the engine? In the event of cockpit flooding, the force of the water
would push down on the hatch
and further seat it against the well maintained gasket and securing screws
thanks for the continuing education...
PS- yes I know if I buy a bigger boat, this problem goes away....