Re: finally got my Seasprite home!
Originally Posted by mad_machine
Seasprites tend to sit "bow down" as they were originally designed to have a small inboard engine. As I intend on taking this small boat cruising more than a weekend at a time, I was going to double up the battery capacity and move them as far aft as possible. To do this I was going to put a sealed box under the cockpit with a watertight lid to hold the batteries. That is all wasted space on this boat, and just tucking the batteries up there would be a pain for maintance.
That is one of the reasons I was going for a full replacement.. but laying a new deck over the old one has it's advantages too. I will have to think hard about it
How about installing a big water tank under the cockpit? You can never have too much water. Maybe one battery on each side closer to the middle? These 'watertight' boxes under the cockpit are never really watertight - too much flexing is going on there and there is always water there.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.