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Re: Optimal propulsion system

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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
once you get into generators to power the electric power most of the advantages are lost. .
The way I see it all of the advantages are lost except one.

It's more expensive to install and run and more complicated and may be just as noisy.
If you typically sail 50% and motor 50% and catagorize a light electric assist in the sailing side then maybe you can sail 90% and motor 10%.

Lots of if's.
My wife really hates motoring under diesel.
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