I'm creating this thread to avoid the Hi-jacking that's about to take place in another thread.
I might live to regret creating this thread, but you only live once right?
Ask me all your questions about Taleisin etc. I know there's quite a few people who wants to know more about us etc etc. I will do my best to answer questions as honestly as possible. Please keep it above the belt!
I'll start with the question posted in another thread:
Originally Posted by Scout 30
This brings up an interesting point. Did you talk to Larry about installing a motor
or did you have to promise never to do it? I looked up Seraffyn just to see if she was still around & there's an outboard
bracket on her stern. BLASPHEMY! ...but functional
Before we bought Taleisin Lin and Larry made it quite clear to us that Taleisin will be our boat and we can do with her as we please. We did have to promise that we will sail her and sail hard! It is entirely up to us if we want to put an engine
in or not.
Having said all of that, me being the person I am, I don't want to make any changes to Taleisin that's not in the spirit of the boat. When I have ideas about doing things I always call Lin up and talk to her about it. We were going to have a custom bracket made for an outboard
but after some experts looked at it, it was made clear that it's not really viable. We're in the process of learning
how to do all the hard stuff under sail, I take it as a challenge and I'm bullheaded (or stupid) enough to keep at it. It's not easy, and doubly so since we're still green horns at that.
So to sum it up, we can put an engine
in if we want to. Neither of us wants to as we feel it would destroy Taleisin.