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Old 11-10-2013
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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

I am going to have to say plus one for going engine-less. If you have an excellent boat and some patience its well worth the rewards. I live and sail at 48 degrees, we have fog, heavy currents lots of wind, shoals a huge amount of traffic shipping lanes everywhere and all in inland waters. Its a huge challenge and has its moments, like the night I was becalmed half a mile from the harbor sitting in the snow for several hours freezing my but off but still worth it. I'm sailing the inside passage in the spring engine-less, most people motor the whole way and miss everything. There is an art to going slow and working with the currents and weather, its called sailing
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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

x2 go slow and explore...its a sad world today when people recomend 50 hp inboards on a 30 footer as mandatory...

those are usually the guys you see spending $500 every refuel and have all their decks completely covered in fuel tanks, the amount of time I spent tying off fuel tanks every time we left port and hauling and carrying them in places were you had to taxi to the fuel station made leaving port the hardest part of cruising...

today patience is simply non existent in 95% of sailors...less than 8-10knots and bam diesel genny it is...

and they are proud of it! on a SAILBOAT

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