Thanks Chaps. yes you are quite correct there is no shelf within the anchor locker of the B32. I have had a look at a few boats and think I will construct a shelf as opposed to using the bulkhead. Its reassuring to know that your power supply run forward is sufficient and doesn’t suffer too much power drop, therefore I expect to run power from the starter battery located midships. I would expect to always be running the engine when anchoring.

many thanks for your comments.