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Re: V-drive propulsion - advantages and drawbacks?

Originally Posted by sony2000 View Post
A more compact engine room gives a better cabin area.
Checking oil level is easier.
Fairly good access to the stuffing box.
With my engine backwards the gasoline side is under the cockpit bench,
and the alternator is close to the engine instruments and panell. Perfect.
What boat is that?
I was looking at Pearson 323 and the v-drive configuration seemed fairly practical.
What kind of influence on boat sea motion does the v-drive have, with engine being further aft?
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