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Old 01-11-2013, 17:53   #121
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Re: Longest time/distance you've had to motor?

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Just curious: on this route which is usually blessed along much of the way by reliable NW winds, how did this come to pass?

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"Usually" is the operative word here. October, trying to slip down the coast between systems, time constraints. We felt a bit ripped off having to motor through "Gale Alley", but on the other hand, how often do you get to round Cape Mendocino sitting in a lounge chair on the foredeck?
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It's understandable that there's a lot of confusion between the two systems but a quick internet search will provide some good basic explanations. Conventional systems serve people well and will continue to. But these hybrid systems have many advantages to those who are open minded and properly research them.
This is good to hear. This is more similar to a Prius-style hybrid system. This ought to be the combination that gives the greatest range of economy and performance from the smallest number of components..
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This is good to hear. This is more similar to a Prius-style hybrid system. This ought to be the combination that gives the greatest range of economy and performance from the smallest number of components..
there are other better systems than prius like Fords in which you can run any combination you wish, electric only, D only, D& E together, In the prius they work together all the time which is not what you would want for a sailboat.
west marine sells one like Fords system I believe.
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