Engine access thru port lazarette.

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  1. MDHazel

    MDHazel New Member

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    Hi folks, I own hull number 5 and there isn't a bulkhead between the port lazarette and the engine. I'm not sure if it has been modified or what was there from the factory. It isn't
    ideal since the contents of the lazarette can end up on the engine and shaft.

    Can someone tell me what was originally there? Anyone have other ideas for a bulkhead with access? Photos would be great.

    Many thanks,

    Marc
     
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  2. Mitchell S Allen

    Mitchell S Allen Member

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    There should be a bulkhead to separate the engine from stowage area. There is at least on Sonata. In our boat this is simply a plywood panel that extends aft to the aft end of the area. Someone in the past also laced some line in beyond this to prevent stuff from shifting towards the engine/Trans. Are you saying the area is wide open to the engine room?
    Mitchell
     
  3. MDHazel

    MDHazel New Member

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    Yes, nothing. When I step into the lazarette, my feet slide down into the engine bed.

    I'm trying to figure out how to install a removable panel / bulkhead.

    Marc
     
  4. terry_thatcher

    terry_thatcher Terence Thatcher

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    I can't send pictures because my boat is under repair. But... I have a bulkhead(plywood) that hangs from three bolts through the cockpit wall. it has an outward turning lip (2x2) at the bottom. On that lip sits a shelf that goes across to the hull, above the engine thru hull. That shelf then sits on a vertical plywood piece glassed to the hull (again, using a 2x2 lip.) In this way, I have a large shelf to stow up to 3 jerry jugs, plus the garbage container behind the trash trap door. I have a hole in the shelf above my engine thru huill so I can reach down to open and close the seacock. Works well.
     
  5. Mitchell S Allen

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    I will try to get some photos of my bulkhead, but it will probably be a week or a little longer.
    Mitchell
     
  6. dave_a

    dave_a Dave Ahlers

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    On my '82 383 there was a nice large shelf there. At least 2x4 in size. The waste basket (access thru galley trap door) sat on a lower shelf just aft of the galley bulkhead.
    Its worth rebuilding for storage use. I could stow a honda 2000 gen or an outboard, 3 bags of lines, 1 bag o' anchor chain, and my AB Reefer unit was aft of all that nonsense.
    It would be a likely spot for an owner to put 3-4 house storage batteries. Also the port aft deck drain is right there, and they always leak. It likely turned to rotted dust over the years.
    Dave
     
  7. MDHazel

    MDHazel New Member

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    That would be great when you get a chance.
     

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