Hi Guy's and Gal's
I need some Questions answered I want to repower
and I have decided upon a Yanmar
3QM30 a 27 hp model. I currently have the old Volvo
gas 10hp Removed. It never had enough Hp when motoring in Strong currents.
So here is a Question will it fit?
The gas fuel tank
witch is Stainless will it still be able to be used?
Next is I want to install an Auto Bilge Pump
where is the best Location?
I don't have one now but keep finding myself on nice days sailing away with the forward hatch
open and of course a wave from another boat
usually from one I don't see sneaker waves I call them. So I have been getting some water
in places the reg Bilge pump
doesn't get but it seams to go in places I have to suck by hand. Old sea water
gets smelly fast so I make sure it it wiped clean always.
Next is I have discovered that I have a great deal of space under the cockpit
. What could I turn this space into and has anyone ever made an access hatch
in the floor of the cockpit
especially in the rear I can adjust weight to balance the front so back wouldn't be so heavy.
also thinking of removing the v-berth and making benches but mainly side shelves to stow stuff I need to have but generally don't use much unless I am on a long trip.
So any help on these questions would be very useful. Has any of you tried this especially the v-berth Idea.