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post #38 of Old 02-23-2012
Courtney the Dancer
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The whole subject of "engineless" is a bit overblown (pun) if you ask me. It's a choice, just like mono or multi, Eprib or no, watermaker or not, etc. The majority of sailors choose to have an engine for a multitude of reasons, if one decides that all of those reasons make no sense or don't pertain to your idea of cruising so be it. Shouldn't matter to anyone else unless you're playing preacher and trying to do the convert thing. Personally I wouldn't consider going engineless because of the limits it might put on where I chose to go, the safety aspect for myself and my crew, and also the whole "independent" thing of being able to get in and out of channels by myself. I admire people that decide to shove off engineless just as I do those that sail off everyday with an engine, no more , no less. Just don't make a big deal of it.

SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

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