Sandpiper’s engine is, fortunately, accessed from above by removing sections of the salon sole as well as through an opening just behind the removable two-step stairs. Now, we are not exactly short and skinny, so the accessibility is much appreciated by the captain.
This engine was installed in 2000. It is an “upgrade” from the original Perkins 4-108. The Perkins 4-236 boasts an ample 85 hp.
Room around the sides provides storage for batteries, water heater, generator, tools and more. Might even be a good “time out” room. 🤗