Thanks everyone for the questions and answers!
I'll try and answer everyone's questions, ...
Cheechako: The chinook was built to be a blue water
boat so it is definitely meant for the water. Batteries
are in the rear with the engine. The bow tank is part of the original design.
Tayana42: The engine was replaced 600hrs of runtime ago. Unfortunately I do not know what the new engine replaced. It might have been heavier.
CarlF: That's a possibility. Any ideas on how to fix this the next time it gets done?
SkiprJohn: Thanks! I really love the classic
designs. I was looking to buy a 1969 Mariner 40 ketch
rig that was for sale
but it was sold
before I got the money
together. But yes all of the equipment
you speak of is in the bow: anchor, windlass
. The rigging
for the staysail is not pinned down currently so that could affect the hull
geometry as well. Yes there has been an engine replacement but I do not know what was replaced.