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Re: Large cockpit lazarette - how important?
Blessing and a curse. Mine is pretty good sized for a 40 year old design with a pinched stern. Very deep - I'm 6'6'' and can't reach the bottom. Tends to collect a lot of junk. I have "Lazarette makeover and organization" on my to-do list for this season.
Best access to the rear of engine compartment and stuffing box is through a large, easily removable panel that form the entire inboard wall of the lazarette. Have to empty the entire lazarette to remove it and access the engine. Everything from the lazarette has to be piled in the cockpit. A pain, but not the end of the world in the slip. Bad news out on the water.
Also, I think a large lazarette penetrating down to the bilge needs a cover/lid with strong hinges, secure lockdown and a watertight seal . . . mine has none of these at present.
1973 Paceship Chance 32/28 "Westwind"
Last edited by Mobnets; 01-22-2013 at 10:05 AM.