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Here's some thoughts:
.....how many hours is a good estimate of the time spend working on the engine?
How much would you lose selling your boat?
How much more would you have to pay for a stand-up engine room one?
How much beer would you have to pay some younger guy who lives aboard and needs income, to work on your engine?
I am sure that you can follow my thinking....the actual time spent working on the engine is probably minimal per year, so, cheaper to just pay someone to help you with it, so your time lying down struggling is lessened. Plus, that way, you are still in touch with the details of your engine. Maybe add a few video cameras to keep an eye on things. Maybe also extend stuff like filler tubes and any taps/faucets that have to be turned, to allow remote access.
Another thing is, unless you are going for a bigger boat, then that added engine room space is going to lower the other space(s) on board.
And I sold my old boat, the living hell.
The work is now improvement,
To make it even better,
Then the Admiral will take over,
But only if I let 'Er.
1987 Bayliner 3870
1999 Logic Marine 17' cc
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