Originally Posted by INMA
If it won't run flatout for 8 hours tied to the dock then its not seaworthy.
Sorry, gonna have to disagree with that statement, my sailboat has an AUXILIARY engine on it.
It might be more accurate to say that a Captain that can't sail his boat (without using the engine) in and out of a harbor/slip/mooring isn't seaworthy. Though I'd disagree with that statement as well.
Maybe you wanted to say the engine wouldn't be reliable, IDK.