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I wonder why there isn't a great "Rudderless Sailing" debate? I mean, if we're truly purists, purist, then they probably started without one.
I'll take it further with sail-less sailing! Drifting is the purest form of boating and cheapest!

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Lose the boat while you're at it. Just go swimming.

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Lose the boat while you're at it. Just go swimming.
Now you're getting radical!

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Chrisncate: You said "Keep in mind that the motorless cruising sailor typically wouldn't be in a rental boat situation either, there is a difference in the overall way you sail when you know ahead of time that you have no motor. A boat in distress isn't really the same as a dedicated sail only vessel."

I agree with you. Where are you planning on going? Are you going long term cruising or short hops? Are you on any kind of timetable? If not, I kind of see your point but it is not for me.

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Powerboating enthusiast friend of mine said to me when we picked up the boat, "best part of a great sailboat is a great motor".

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I sailed into my slip for the first time last night. Perfect. It helped that A) I have a downwind slip and B) there was virtually no wind. Getting out without the engine on is more of a challenge, but I'm almost there. My goal is to use the engine only when absolutely necessary. BTW- I have a Vetus (Mitsubishi) Diesel 20hp that works great. After roughly 40 hours of water time, I'm still on my first tank of gas .

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