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Old 07-19-2007
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I want to sail into the sunset and hopefully I will, but I have seen some pretty compelling arguments made for motors and motor sailers. Older trawlers can be had for far less $$ than sailboats. That savngs is enough to buy a lot of fuel and some of them use a lot less than I thought. Trawlers often have better passenger accomodations. Again, I am choosing sailing; but it isn't the slam dunk I thought. Here is a very long discussion about it:

http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/showthread.php?t=11479
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