nobody replied you until today, so i will do it (-:
We have a PS40 and at this time i make also some refit
works on our boat.
For the question of balancing: I think all together 4 tanks (3x200l water
and 1x200l diesel) was an option, i am the second owner. But it is right, that more of them are on starboard. I always try to empty first the starboardside. Also i put bigger LiFEPo4 Batteries
on port near the navigate table so its a bit more balanced. But there are way more storage
possibilities on starboard so i think there is no chance to keep balance totaly. Maybe put heavier things in the storage of front cabin
and the big, rear storage on cockpit
About AC: I install at the moment a AC (Sinclair ASB 24A) it fits perfektly with the pump
in one of the storages under the seatbank behind the table. For me perfect place, because there it is not easy to have acess because of the table and so i put them in there.
Water Out i connected with the shower
out from front cabin
with "onewayvalves". Water in i will make a new valve in the front of the keel
unter the floor. It is located in the last part of saloon before the door to forward cabin. More hard is the air of course. I think i found a way to the front cabin. I have to drill 125 mm for the isolated tube. There is a little space unter the sink in front toilet
, come from the bigger space (cabinett) in saloon where you can step in it. - When you look up in the small door under the sink there is on right site up free space to drill the hole. Than the tube will go straight forward for 60 cm than down. I cut allready a bigger hole in the plastic Cover from the waste tank. Between the bottom of this cover and the waste tank bottom it will be arround 12 cm. It is not a lot space, but i think the only way to make a clean, covered way trough the toilet
From down the tank it goes straight to the small, not very usefull storage right behind the bed
down. There i removed the wood
in the middle. Until now i did not drill the hole trough this space an the tank cover, but i think it will work
. After i make the airoutlet i a extra woodcover and close this storage completely.
In the rear cabin i just looked out a way trough the engine
room, under the dry space behind the steps. I will look more, iam not that happy to go trough the engine room, but i think it will be also the only way to keep it "minimal invasiv".
For the washer i thought maybe also use a top loader unter the seatbank more front. The idea to. keep that big space free in cabinet is nice. But i have not any experience with washer/dryer. I try to find some, but they all very different....
For the windows we have some black but "lookable" covers out, connectet with some of them "press buttons". Experienced companies for Bimini
, Sprayhood,... can do it i think so?! But was not that cheap
and much more easy when you have allready old ones (-:
So this all about your questions from my side. - The wire tracing will be interesting just in case, the bow thruster a very nice option which i think often. But until now iam tried without. Questions for me now is about changing the Rig wires. I will have adjustable backwires. So i think to make it from the seperated wires, to one in the top and with one block up to 200-250 cm over the cockpit
back to the two original fixingpoints on rearside. I did not saw a PS 40/41 with this. Also the hydraulic part will be very expensive. I have to think.
Also one question is to find a hole where seawater enters inside the boat from the front (ankerstorage). Last year in heavier conditions the ankersorage was full of water i think and it went somewhere in to the bilge
trough the front cabin. I searched but did not found the hole. I have to fill up the ankerstorage again, maybe i find it in this way. Have somebody made the same experience?
Anyway, iam happy to talk about possibilities and problems on the PS40/41 it will help each other. So let us keep talking. Pictures i have, i will find out how i can put it in here....
Best wishes from Greece!