Thanks, all, for the replies. Apologies for not responding sooner, but I was out sailing around the Andaman for the past 2 weeks. Whew, is it ever hot in Thailand
during April! Doesn't help they're having the worst drought in 10+ years. Then again, if the weather
holds, it'll be ideal for the next trip...
The engine delivery
A sturdy wooden frame is being constructed to fit on the foredeck between the windlass
and the v-berth hatch
. This location was decided on because mounting the engine in the cockpit
would have meant blocking access to the cockpit lockers. Access to those lockers is critical because that's how I get to the starboard side of the engine in case the impeller dies (or other things on that side of the engine bay decide to break).
Regarding the concerns pointed out in the thread... all noted. We're just going to have to do this thing and see how it turns out. I'll post an update when it's all over.