Originally Posted by paulk
Otherwise, why not get a Bayliner?
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.