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"Now if you want to motor for days without wind (or too much wind) then you don't want a *sail*boat!"
Well, Jaimes, since ORC regulations call for what amounts to DAYS worth of fuel, I suppose you've just stated that all major ocean racers really want a motor boat, and those of us who want to follow the same safety precautions for the same reasons aren't sailors either.
When you've been rolled, lost the rig, and have crew in need of urgent medical assistance, or the need to keep helm on the boat to prevent rolling again, you may want to rethink the purpose of the ORC regulations and why us sailors WANT 36-48 HOURS WORTH OF AUXILIARY POWER.
That your electrics have, to date, proven pitifully unable to approach. Soon as you and Reddy Kilowatt get that home-sized nuclear pile on the market, I'll reconsider electric for auxiliary power.
But what you're talking about is still "docking and dinghy" only.