We have a 1984 Hunter
31. The batteries are currently in a compartment next to the aft cabin
. The compartment is only accessible through an opening under a seat in the cockpit
This boat is a first boat for us so we can learn to sail before moving up to a larger boat more suitable for liveaboard
. Because of that we are being careful not to make modification that will depreciate the value of the boat.
It is a very tight squeeze for me to get to the batteries where they are now. I want to more the batteries to a battery box
mounted on the wall of the aft cabin
and also mount a battery charger
on the wall next to them. We do not sleep in the aft cabin, but I know lots of people do and I am concerned that someone who wanted to use the aft cabin as their primary sleeping quarters might not want batteries where they sleep. I was just wondering what you think. The batteries would be easier to get to, but perhaps not something people want to sleep next to. Would you want to buy a boat with batteries mounted in the aft cabin?