For me it was always an environmental thing. I can't stand seeing oil in the water. I had designed an electric system for my sc1 using a 48v system but i don't have the $ to do it. It then came to me that my logic was all screwed up considering the 3hr drive which uses about 7 gallons of gas just to get to the boat
. My P26 has a outboard so i can't cheat like TB
It's almost always up. My SC is going to be docked on a tidal river near the southern entrance of the Cape Cod Canal. The wind blows SW mostly in the summer and i have to head 2-3 miles directly into it to get to Buzzards Bay, so I have a feeling i will be doing more motoring in the future.