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Moving the galley forward is not going to make it more fun to use underway. There's a reason designers put them in the aftmost corner of the salon. Handholds are a good thing. In a boat that short and narrow you won't need many. Raising the v-berths (since you won't be using them under way anyway) and using the space underneath for gear stowage makes a lot of sense. It will make for better performance and roll-stopping than putting heavy tanks in the ends of the boat, even if the gear a a little more difficult to get to. As mentioned above, don't even think of taking out the engine. You're not the Pardeys, with unlimited time to row as far as you want for a month.