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post #8 of Old 02-22-2012
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He's solo so MOB, with or without engine, is kind of moot. Assuming he is using solar, wind, or something other than propulsion engine for recharge, that could be moot, too.

I don't know the boat, couldn't open the video. But Lapworth design? Might be a beefed-up Cal 30? Anyway, in an 8000-mile passage, let's say he carries 50 gallons diesel, uses what, half-gallon to a gallon per hour, it's a few hundred miles, but if he's fortunate with the trades he won't motor much.

So I'm just wondering why he's making "engineless" such a big deal, it's not like it hasn't been done for hundreds of years, and even unintentionally nowadays, when a motor conks out during a passage.
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