Cat Man Do -
Personally I find it fascinating (your design) and what really got me thinking was the litre/nm figure.
All my preconceptions went out the door on that one.
Until I read your posts, I thought a stink boat was a stink boat.
Personally I don't like motoring
, and do it as little as possible. Don't like the fumes, vibration, carbon monoxide etc etc
I do like being able to motor
when ever I want to though - and can't imagine going without.
I love the sound when the engine
is off, I love being able to feel the rig doing its work, just you and the lonely sea...
I won't like replacing the rig! I don't like dropping spinnakers in the drink, I don't like having too much sail on in a squall..etc etc
But what you say makes perfect sense. I have learned a lot from your posts, and if if gives the power/sail camps a little more understanding of each others view, then good!
Let us know when your boat has it's sea trials / maiden voyage and all that. There are heaps of people following your progress with great interest.