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Or my case last weekend, coming home, had 22 yr old daughter, spouse and my self, spouse was fine when winds were in the mid teens, upper teens whe started going gaga! so we put in a reef, then hit some low 20's, more panic! took main down, left 110 up, then mid 20's, some funky currents and BIG chop, ie incoming tide going south, wind out of the south, total panic, down came the sails, motored 30 mins, got thru the rough, win died, but left sails down and motored the rest of the way home.

Another boat in YC, spouse is also a bit squemish, so they motored, other two in YC, both sailed, altho the biggest, a C420II almost had to motor, with some main sail issues, but got it resolved.

When we took off friday, wind was all of 2 knots! by the time we hit destination 15 miles later, wind was on the nose at 10 or so.

Many reasons to motor, some good, other not so. In my case, if the wind had been out of the north, going with the current, smooth ride vs 3-4' chop, boat heeled on its ear at times.......7-8 knots down wind, vs 5-5.5 upwind......daughter and I would have kept going, spouse is wigged out........

Marty

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I drives me dinghy!
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