Actually if you're really savvy, you have peddle bicycle too. That way 2 of you can go out and load up the bicycle. The scoter person can then pull the bicycle with a tether if there are any nasty hills. I would recommend a 49cc scooter
for this as you'll have more pulling power. YMMV ;-)
Yep the whiney noise
might be an issue but if you're using it to load up supplies who cares ? The electric
vehicle needs to be charged which doesn't make it very portable or practical on a sailboat. It's likely you have a gas tank on the boat, so just store the fuel
next to it. You can always dismount the engine
on the scooter and store it near your boat's engine
. Failing that I'm sure you have topside lockers/storage.
If you're doing a long passage
between supplies, just drain the engine of fuel before storing.
In my case I have an outboard
engine. I believe there is enough room to store a scooter in there too.