I haven't seen another Manta
with a genset install like ours, it is stuffed all the way up in the forepeak of the port locker. The whole thing is actually forward of the hatch
opening. Sitting in the locker and facing the genset you are looking at the heat exchanger
/ oil filter
side of the genset. On the left there's only a couple inches between the raw water pump
and the hull
, on the right there's only a couple inches between the main drive belt and the hull
. There's a platform glassed in that the genset is mounted on and there are a pair of 2x4's glassed vertically on either side of the locker which a removeable partition attaches too. The partition keeps other gear
in the locker from resting up against the genset. The 2x4 on the inboard wall is the issue. I could slide the genset aft to give the elbow room (ha, elbow room, get it?), but that would involve changes to all the engine
mounts. It would be worth a couple hundred extra bucks to fabricate an elbow if it means I don't have to re-engineer anything.
I'll check the phasor elbows and revisit the beta marine/nextgen elbows before I fabricate anything. At one point I had a beta marine stainless elbow, but it was a 45 degree elbow and stuck out too far, same as the aluminum one pictured above. A 90 degree elbow might work though. Thanks guys.