Re: [J28Sailors] J 28 Heavy at the stean
I don't think you're going to be at all satisfied with any of the
electric on-demand hot water heaters that are realistics options for
the boat (cost, size, etc). Propane fired is an option, but it is
costly. I might consider re-installing a small capacity, lighter
weight water heater.
All that said, these boats (and most of the other J's on this design
era) are under sized in the stern and didn't have enough buoyancy to
begin with. A small design flaw, I suppose, that was intended to
maximize waterline length....but didn't work too well and creates drag
more than anything.
I like the idea of moving batteries (180-200 lbs in my case)...but I
just don't know where to put them. The forward starboard settee area
is an option, but I have big batteries and I don't know if they fit.
Recall, also, that the holding tank is back there too, which can be
another 80-100 lbs.
Most of us, probably just 'deal with it' and raise the waterline a bit!
On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 10:37 AM,
> WE HAVE HULL #4 AND ARE STILL LEARNING HOW TO GET THE 28 sailing its best.
> We had it for two season's now.
> Noticing the waterline was very low at the stearn I removed all the "Stuff"
> in the cockpit lazerettes, and they are BIG, then this year I removed the
> Stainless Hot waterheater, it did help a lot and I can now see the Boot
> stripe and the stern is out of the water a little more.
> Problem!no Hot water! Does anyone have any suggestions on the electric Water
> heater, Hot water on demand type?
> The one advertised in the West Catalog does not have a very good rewiew.
> Moving the Batteries does soun like a good idea, but a lot of work.
> Has anyone tried to install a smaller Watertank, and moved it forward?
> Good Sailing,