Safer, longer lived and more reliable. I concede defeat.
Gee Boatpoker, it sounds like you are describing my boat! Almost exactly what you said when you surveyed it!! You forgot to mention the battery tiedowns, and waited for another post to mention the household ac wiring and ac fuse panel.I've surveyed dozens of boat with A4's and don't understand why they have not all blown up ! Every one I have seen has at least 2 or 3 of the following issues.
1.) Improperly installed engine compartment ventilation systems (per ABYC).
2.) Engine compartment not vapour proof to the accomodation spaces.
3.) Non-ignition proof battery (auto type)chargers in the fuel/engine
4.) AC outlets in the fuel/engine compartment.
5.) Ungrounded fuel fill/tank.
Actual selling price of a diesel vs. gas in this category is usually 2-4k more.
Ahhhh ! diesel fumes ....mothers milk