- Jun 4, 2020
Looking to purchase 1996 Oceanis 281 and have some questions: there is a on/off valve in area of prop shaft called the "stern tube". I cannot find a reference to what this is. The marine head has an intake valve. Does this mean it uses outside water for operation? Boat is 25 years old. Should I replace any/all lines and hoses related to the engine? Seems odd that v berth foam has no covering similar to salon cushions. Is this the norm? Is there a heat exchanger in the engine that can heat the water in the hot water heater if offshore? My diesel truck takes forever to warm up, same issue here? Thanks.