Originally Posted by centaursailor
[...., I generally roll the Genoa in a couple of turns, then the main proportionaly until its time for the iron main to take over...
What is your thinking here? Normally it is the lack of wind which causes us to resort to an engine. In any circumstances where there is a good breeze, even up to a gale, where you want to make progress, you will do so far easier under sail than power, the one exception being when you absolutely have to go directly into the wind.