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Beyond that, I don't plan to internally combust next year, so I'm looking into the various small electric outboards.
Me too, I have been experimenting with a trolling motor, I am not thrilled with my results.

If I can't come up with a satisfactory electric solution, I may end up downsizing so human power has a greater affect. I have already been looking at lightweight, high capacity boats in the 17-18 ft range
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Is this a motor for your Bay Hen?
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Ya, I have been experimenting with a trolling motor on the Bay Hen. I am happy with the speed/power but the range really stinks. The boat is pretty heavy for rowing.
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Re: What Mods/Projects/Designs are you working on this winter?

Things on the list-

Composting head
new interior cushions
build a new rudder
refinish tiller
install tiller pilot
fix leak at genoa track
new genoa

What actually happens will be less- based on funds (unstable), and time (My sister just divorced her dirtbag & is moving in with me). I'm not sure if this means no funds & no time, or more likely no funds and I NEED TO ESCAPE!
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Some of these posts are reaffirming my decision to go with a boat with no; coring, wood, blackwater, freshwater, electrical or through hull systems. I don't think I have anything at all to do on my main boat. I guess some varnishing on the little bit of wood there is.
30+ years ago I bought a Herreshoff America (18’ catboat). It had no blackwater, freshwater, electrical, or thru hull systems. It did have a lot of teak, however, that made it a classy little boat.

We had that boat for at least 15 years and eventually added an electrical system (bilge pump, cabin lights, running lights). We sort of cruised it for 25 to 40 miles and practiced dead reckoning in our tidal current area and got pretty good at it, hitting our targeted passage between Fishers Island and Watch Hill repeatedly in fog, coming from Block Island. Out only electronics was a handheld VHF until we got a primitive LORAN, which was next to useless for navigating.

Those were the primitive days: no dodger, no cockpit cover, couldn’t sit up in the cabin, but we really were proud of ourselves covering some open water in a very small boat.

Then we bought a proper cruiser. Stand up headroom, enclosed head, H&C pressure water system, inboard and cockpit showers, dodger, cockpit enclosure, networked electronics with AP, windlass, refrigeration, etc. Our costs went up , but our cruising range increased by more than an order of magnitude and we were a LOT more comfortable underway and at a anchor.

We’ve done small boat and bigger boat. Bigger boat was way better, while we could afford it and the additional maintenance. But, having been there, we respect those who prefer the Luddite lifestyle, but don’t regret the indulgence of a “proper” cruiser with all—at least most—of the bells and whistles.

All that said, we are giving up the big boat and if we ever replace it, it may be back to an 18’ catboat.
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I have watched several of Arcb's sailing videos and they all confirm that you don't need a big boat to have a good time. Satisfaction and contentment are a frame of mind.
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Re: What Mods/Projects/Designs are you working on this winter?

two new hatches (small ones) need replaced. Likely need the forward hatch replaced. That's all huge boat bucks.

some new running rigging (vang, cunny, and traveler controls).

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stereo

batteries

Probably some new electronics, VHF, wind speed/direction.
You know all cheap/easy stuff :P

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