Originally Posted by markpierce
Seems a shameful waste to have a boat with two main engines but elect to routinely use only one at a time.
Really Mark? I would like to hear the logic... It seems to me to run both is a waste, when one will do the job most of the time...
Also, it seems an environmental waste of fuel
, when I can do 6.5 to 7 on one motor
, and when I run both only go about 9.. ????
Also, by alternating engines, I could have a lifetime without replacement. I mean one might do 10 years, alternating go 20? The only time I really need both for sure in the harbours, the twin screws out over 20 feet apart allows you to pivot her on a dime. I mean you really need both for control in tight conditions, OR if you were in a real hurry for some reason..
Mark, I am very open minded, I feel blessed by having a whole spare engine when cruising in light air and motor-sailing.. So, no disrespect intended, just curiosity: Please indulge me and tell me how you think it is a waste, as I love it!! It is like having money
in the bank you can really use in a pinch!!!