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post #10 of Old 02-01-2010
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I'd point out that you will lose a lot of resale value on the boat if you don't have a working in-board. Also, while you own the boat, not having a working in-board will be a major disadvantage for many reasons, including:

No engine-based charging of batteries
No engine-driven systems like hot water or refrigeration
No effective propulsion should you have problems with the sails or rigging, especially in heavy weather
Limits to where you can take your boat, especially since many crowded harbors and marinas don't allow boats to dock or leave under sail.

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