Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
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I'm not seriously considering it, but it's something that I'm interested in and I've been doing a lot of reading about the pros and cons.
The idea of a quiet electric motor, the simplicity and the "free ride" sound great. But from what I've read it can be limiting. If you find yourself with no wind and ten hours of motoring ahead of you then you may be out of luck. That said this is an area that's developing so fast that anything I think I know may be outdated.
I'm also curious how reliable they are in the long run as well as all the other system components in a marine environment?
I wish you the best if you're definitely doing it, and am looking forward to hearing how you make out.
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“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau