Originally Posted by sailingdog
I'd have to agree with Bill. If the FP genset is reasonably close to centerline and that down low in the boat, I seriously doubt it will have any detrimental effect on the boat's balance or trim.
The engine room is pretty far aft in that vessel, and the engine itself sits relativly high just behind the companionway ladder. I have seen some very small gen sets installed to the side and above the engine hieght (due to shape of hull) that did not overtly affect the boat trim. I have seen reasonable deck mount gas gens in boxes that seemed to be effective.
When you bought that vessel, were you a young officer on an Arliegh Burke class cruiser, based in San Diego?