Originally Posted by Bene505
You might want to find out from other Sailnetters if they have had any reliability issues with them. The times you use your engine can be the times you really need it to work.
Amen to that one. Think motor reliability for more than just getting in and out of the slip. High wind/current/tide shift where you end up over your head managing the boat, especially if single handing leaves you relying on one small thing. That kicker. If it fails you're either signalling for a tow or anchoring until you can get things back under your control. Trying to repair a kicker while hanging over the transom at anchor in wind chop is no fun job.
Its been a decade since I've been down to Pearl. Is there much wind to play in in the harbor? I recall it being pretty sheltered...