So my 240 Pacific Explorer was having issues with the scuppers too far down into the water when we would all be on deck, mostly when we were loaded heavy with gear and beer for multiday trips--so asked Bay Welding to help out with a modification several others have found great success with--boxing in the transom. From a couple other folks that made the same mod with a review by Hewes, sounds like it will give me well over 450+ lbs of additional lift. One gent said Hewes calculated it to 688lbs--but I haven't done the math to verify.
Since they were already in there, I had them look over the tank. The 240 only comes with a 127 gal tank over the 156 available on the 260. With the shorter tank, and my deck right at a foot (well 11") longer than the 260 version, there is simply an absolute ton of room in the main hold for a secondary tank--so that is also seeing a little attention this week.
Been excited about the project since May, and all of it is going down this week, so will post pictures as I get them.
Below are the pictures from today with the boxed transom portion. They moved my washdown intake over, and then gave separate plugs, one for the new boxed void only, and then a separate one for the bilge itself. Nifty way of doing it I though. The transducer is tucked in pretty tight, so not sure if the side-vu will still work, which admittedly I have yet to use.
They are dropping the engines slightly as needed to offset the geometric changes.