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  1. Re power choices for Sweden 36

    Diesel
    The 28Hp VolvoPenta 2003 saildrive in my Sweden 36 still runs, but is inefficient, expensive (parts) to repair, sooty and struggles mightily in a 20kt headwind. We motor frequently in Puget Sound; it's just the way it is. On a day headed south in the summer with a light breeze aft, the cockpit...
  2. Repowering with an electric engine?

    Electric/Hybrid
    My engine is getting old and was wondering if anyone has installed an inboard electric engine or considered doing so. I have a Cal 34 mkii and was interested in getting opinions on recharge times with solar and wind?
  3. Novice looking for first boat advice. Contessa?

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello Everybody, New to all of this. Just returned from Guatemala where I visited a sailor friend who lives on the Rio Dulce and has a sail and rigging repair business there. Went out sailing, became enamored with it, signed up for sailing classes here, and looking for a boat. Right now...
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