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Old 01-13-2010
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Originally Posted by Tempest View Post

I know that I " Sailed" into Great Salt Pond , Block Island last summer...but had my engine on and in neutral....something I often do...I wasn't doing it to charge my batteries...but to have greater maneuverabilty if I needed it.
I know the feeling. When I teach sail-only maneuvers in close quarters (docking, mooring balls, etc..) I have the engine going ... just in case.

And thanks for getting some input.
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