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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-21-2012
Replies: 26
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Re: Back-up motors

Florida- bahamas- turks- dominican- jamaica- then back to florida
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Re: Maximizing efficiency under sail

From what I can tell Florida to the Turks is more or less into the wind where the jib and main sail will be effective, and then with the wind at our backs for remainder. I've ruled out a symmetrical...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Maximizing efficiency under sail

I'm planning a trip in my '45 dufour classic from Miami to the bahamas, turks, dominican republic, Jamaica, caymans, and around cuba before returning stateside. I want to add some sort of additional...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-18-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Re: Back-up motors

Trucking the boat isn't a final decision, but regardless cost is not a huge issue. I was thinking a trip from Deale to Ocean City would be a good little trial run for us sometime in April of next...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-18-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Re: Back-up motors

We own the boat, its a 1998 Dufour 45 classic, and we keep it in Deale, MD, but it is getting driven by tractor trailer down to Florida for the trip.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-18-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Re: Back-up motors

btw this is not a charter, we've had the boat in the Chesapeake for about 10 years but use it sparingly, it is getting driven down to Florida in the spring, going out to sea for a few weeks and then...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-18-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Re: Back-up motors

So if a secondary motor is a loser should I consider investing in a spinnaker to take advantage of wind directions that the jib and mainsail can't?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Back-up motors

I'm planning a couple week sailing trip around the Caribbean next summer in a '45 Dufour. We're island hopping and in order to maximize time at our destination I was considering adding an outboard...
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