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Re: NW FL Liveaboard
The solar panels and wind generator will be the major rechargers, and shore power. The way I understand it is that a generator can be rigged to the shaft that will run when the engine is in neutral. But before I set that up I will be doing more research. I will only be using the engine to maneuver in and out of marinas or if I have to cross the doldrums. Most of the research I have done is on the engines. No tune ups, no oil changes, no service for 50,000 hours run time.
I will be doing mostly coastal cruising for the next six years. Then, when I retire, I intend to sail around the world. I want to go to all the places I missed during my years in the Navy and back to all the good ones. When in the Navy I made a West Pacific cruise, 4 North Atlantics, 5 Mediterranean, 4 Caribbean and circumnavigated South America.
Sounds like a pretty good deal, I will have to read up on it, and see what it is all about.
I know you will love being able to see all of the places that you only had time to wave at as you went by once you retire.
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