Internal engine layout

It seems having an internal engine on a Vivacity 20 is very unusual. As such a number of people on the excellent Yahoo forum  have shown an interest in the layout.  I have tried to document in this post.

Engine Housed beneath hatch

Positioned beneath the entry hatch the engine does not intrude into the cabin too much but allows sufficient access for maintenance. This is balanced by lead ballast in bows for balance.

Engine in situ with cover removed

Arrangement of fuel line, exhaust & propeller shaft behind engine under cockpit

Batteries charged by engine

Fuel tank in port cockpit locker

All of this is then counterweighted with a load of old lead piping packed in the bows.


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