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Re: what kind of headwind should a sailboat be able to motor through?

The sea state was choppy, but only a mile from land with offshore winds, so not bad. No tide to speak of.
Hull and prop were clean when she went in the water 7 weeks ago.
Service history is unknown. Last two previous owners cared for the boat well - for what that's worth.
I have owned the boat two months. Previous she was on the hard 2-3 years. Its a 1979 15 HP yanmar. I changed oil, oil filter, fuel filters, new exhaust elbow (long story). Some fuel was in The tank. I had thought I drained it all, but have since run 10 gallons through.
Tank is old, no doubt. And may be an issue.

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