On another forum a person asked a question about water getting into the battery compartment on his houseboat, which he described as a Trifecta. Unfortunately that could be a Stardust, Sumerset or Thoroughbred. Anyway he said he had twelve batteries in a compartment in the bow of the boat. He took water over the bow which got into the compartment through a leaky hatch. I have never seen a houseboat with a battery compartment that large, that far forward. Usually the battery banks are back in the engine room or close by.

Anyone familiar with this layout? Why would they put them up forward? I can understand a small battery bank forward to run a windlass or winch (which is fairly common on large cruisers) But 12 batteries? Any info would be appreciated.