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post #13 of Old 06-09-2007
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I use my boat for two things:
-day sails lasting 1-5 hours
-overnight trips for 1 or more days.

For a daysail I will use the motor to get out / in the harbor. Otherwise, it's engine off and sals up.

For the overnight trip we are trying to get somewhere. For that I try to make at least 4 kts. If we are going to sail slower than that I will motorsail. Looking back over the past few years it seems that on overnight trips we end up motoring 25 - 50% of the time.


Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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