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Originally Posted by paulk View Post
Otherwise, why not get a Bayliner?
Good one..

Well in studding tidal charts this morning, I happen to pick the worst day possible for going for a spin on the sailboat...

Tidal changes were over 6 Feet that day and the almost full moon, amplifying the normal 4 1/5 foot change going out.

Add to that a countering 15 knot NE wind, made for a “fun” ride.

Yes we made it but only buy using a crisscross tacking pattern and full power from time to time.

The fun part was watching a 45-ft Hunter sailboat go through the same area like there was nothing to it.

Obviously had a lot more power than my little 28 HP diesel.
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