... I was assuming that one would just sail, although painfully beating if necessary. Any advice or experience is appreciated.
While waiting for a weather window in Cape May a few seasons ago we were invited aboard a 49-ft boat that the Capt & wife had sailed through three Atlantic Crossings and a year in the Med and years up and down the U.S. East Coast. His observation about motoring still sticks in my mind, "Wayne, the dirty little secret of cruising is that you spend most
of your time motoring." Pretty sure the word "most" was used as hyperbole, but do keep that engine in good shape Dubej!