Originally Posted by denverd0n
Ditto what Bubblehead just said. Buying a sailboat to motor around with really does not make any sense at all.
Have seen a lot of people happily drop the stick to cruise the canals in Ontario. My slip neighbours just took their Bayfield 25 from Simcoe to Georgian Bay (they did bring the stick with).
But I have seen sailboats cruising the Rideau Canal without the stick - guess they left it at home.