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post #58 of Old 10-26-2006
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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
You know, one other thought is that several people have shown concerns about it breaking down. Well, isn't that the beauty of a sailboat? If you have done much cruising, there is NOOOO way you have not had an engine shut down for one reason or another (my last one was water in the diesel). I might curse for a moment or two, then throw out the sails and sail in. Now, if you were on a motor vessel, you might curse for more than a moment or two (haha), but on a sailboat, we can still get around. So, even if worst case scnario you lose your drive, you can still sail, right? Again, that was another reason why it seems to make so much sense on a sailboat. Agree?
CD, I think your logic threads together but it's a bit obtuse. For me the reason to do something like diesel electric that costs more and is more complex is that it in some way it does more for you, not less such as when you say it breaks down more. Think positive man !

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