SV Skalliwag #141
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Homeport: Solomons, Maryland
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Charging batteries with engine while sailing
The point of my question was: say a boat does 7 kts with the engine at cruising rpm. Now you are sailing at 7 kts. If you need to run the engine to charge the batteries and you put the engine in gear at cruising rpms (with the boat still under sai) does that put any stress on the drive shaft/transmission or engine?