Re: Adding weight to the bow
Just do what the power boaters do and add lead forward, or in the starboard hanging locker (where you might also keep your tools.) And/or add another 1 or 2 hundred feet of chain. Don't know if you've got a fixed bimini over the cockpit but if so that could be an alternate solar panel location, eliminating the arch.
Good luck with it.
---In amelyachtowners@..., <ericmeury@...> wrote :
This has been going on sometime and seem to be a "common problem" but my santorin is ass heavy and we made the issue worse last year when we added 4 L16 batteries to the engine room and installed the hydrovane. We want to add an Arch mainly for getting the solar panels off the deck behind the mast since we have a new crew member.
The fwd head thru hull is pretty much fully exposed our of the water about an inch. We have the rocna 33kg mounted on the bow with 190 feet of chain. and a the original CQR sitting in the the stb fwd locker.
Spare parts are mid ship under the birth and the passage way to the aft cabin carries the tools. I do plan on moving those to the forward hanging locker.
What else an be done?
Looking for ideas before we add the arch