I was looking for places to store the outside table, table leg, and extra boards recently. I really don't want to store them up in the v-berth with everything else.
Under the back hatch above the fuel tank seems like the perfect place. The only issues is the box around the fuel tank is taller then it needs to be be.
Is there a code/safety requirement to have the fuel tank enclosed in a box?
Is there a code/safety requirement to have the water fuel separator be enclosed?
While commenting on the above consider...
1. The box has had a whole drilled in it by Jeanneau to run the transducer wire, no fire stop to seal the hole. 2. The plastic access door to allow access to the water fuel separator is not fire rated. 3. And the icing on the cake, the box over the fuel tank is not sealed at the rear. So flames, vapors, etc. can freely flow into the space and eventually reach the Webasto heater.
I think it should be possible to downsize the box covering the fuel tank about 20 cm or so, from top to down leaving enough area over the tank for air circulation. In this way you can start creating space starting just from the hatch up to the port side. I have not measured it but there may be enough room to put into this space gained, the table and its leg. In this way when you have work with your batteries you can sit here and work comfortably too. This is mostly carpenters work. They can also use the cut piece in the middle. You only have to find pieces for the three sides. The only safety precaution taken by the factory is the two ventilation hoses going to the port and starboad sides and a hole for letting in the fire extinguisher. You can re-adjust this hole and you dont have to touch the ventilation hoses. These hoses pass through the box through an ordinary hole. These are what I think, just for your information.
Ritz, the box covering the fuel tank opens to the stern. It is closed only from three sides, there is no panel at the back. If you point your camera from inside the hatch which is there to service the fuel filter to the back of the box you can see the stern of the boat and the hoses going to the engine..
Perhaps they thought more circulation area is nice for the tank and did not close it completely. In my opinion you can lower the top of the box about 25 cm. or so by cutting the top without touching the tank. If you make this modification, some air circulation area shall be lost, but my opinion is that there is enough air because the box opens to a wide area at the back. And a 10-15 cm between your new lowered top and the tank may still be fair for circulation, Leave the hatch part as it is. Start after the hatch, mark a rectangle enough for your requirements. Cut it with battery saw. Fill the three sides with new panels. It will be something like a step there.