Re: Could 27 hp fit here?
My guess is that it was the fore & aft dimensions that were the challenge.. ie between the coupling and the end of the cabinetry....
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"