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Old 09-12-2009, 12:23   #16
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I sailed form Maui to Seattle, about 2500 miles. I had similar feelings about my aux which was a 15hp outboard. If the boat is set up correctly it'll perform well without aux assistance as with the Pardee's experience.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:35   #17
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Palma Spain > Portsmouth Dominica.
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Old 09-12-2009, 18:34   #18
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We spent six weeks cruising the Queen Charlotte islands without an engine as the fuel barge turned back the night we crossed Hecate strait due to the weather. It was some of the most pleasant cruising I remember.
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Old 09-12-2009, 18:36   #19
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If you are under say 30 ft or 10,000 lbs try oars or a Yuloh.
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Old 09-12-2009, 18:54   #20
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Last year, sailed Cat Tales, a 35' cat, 5 days from Newport to Bermuda. Stormin' all the way, so not much solar. So much wind that the wind generator kept us in tunes and gave us power to call the weather guru to ask what happened to the forecast? Engines came in handy when it came time to get into St. Georges Bay and drop anchor. Wouldn't travel without them, but its nice to not need them for a week or so.
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Old 09-12-2009, 21:40   #21
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Only about 400 nautical miles... and even then we fired up the engine to keep the batteries charged
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Old 09-12-2009, 23:37   #22
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Old 10-12-2009, 00:04   #23
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:26   #24
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new zealand, norfolk island, north australia, western australia. 5yrs live aboard,solo, no engine, 28ft, 2 cyclones & shipwrecked.

but my new yacht has an engine & a deckie with a smile that you would stay aboard for.

tall, slim, vivacious,33, coxswains ticket, hates clothes......
oh the yacht? 36ft steel, gaff rigg, 24hp, trimmings include a watermaker & a deckie with a smile....
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:27   #25
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Great to see a positive thread on Electrics even though it really only deals with time here.
I've sailed Electra Glide for only a short time since we purchased her last March but have been out sailing for weekends without running the Genset. I know the real question is weeks or longer but I haven't ventured out of the Chesapeake Bay into open waters to this point. The fact that we are suppose to be sailing is what it's all about and running only on motors into the slip is what we have done. Take a look at the regen type systems and a genset for emergencies and you shouldn't need anything more than the wind. Heck our forefathers had no motors in the past, wouldn't it be true sailing once again if we were limited to wind? I'm not saying not to use the technology available but personally I think and here to much "what if the wind dies" or "in an emergency I want to be able to...". Of course I haven't had to mess with a shoal and a rip tide yet but I know I have a lot of batteries to get me out of immediate danger, or at least 3 hours worth then the genset!
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Kushiro, Japan to Dutch Harbour, Aleutian Islands. 23 days sailing into a blanket of fog. That will drive you nuts every time.
We lay ahull for a day with no wind and watched Johnny Depp in "Sleepy Hollow" on our dvd. Spooky day, man.

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700 mi 40 days tampa to tortugas key west everglades and back home to tampa. Included trip into conch harbor to seawall and tacking off seawall out of marina. No motor on boat. Opted to buy liferaft instead of new outboard that year. Boat was Forsailbyowner. Highly customized 23' Aquarius sloop
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