Originally Posted by Ann T. Cate
Dockhead is exactly right on this one. We sailed in loose company with some friends who used their engine
a lot on the way from Coff's Hbr to Noumea. When they got in, the engine
required a rebuild
, and I'm quite sure would not have, had they not spent so much time with it heeled so the oil
pickup was out of the oil
frequently, for days.
this is probably why actual motor
sailors do not heel so much while sailing -- protects the engine... performance cruisers do not have that specialness--they act as racers and go heeled over for miles...i donot see need for engine while sailing these....if heeled--turn damn thing off...when sails
fill, turn of that damnoisey thing...isnt necessary. if no filled sails--use engine--
i use my engine only when my sog is less than 2 kts......and my boat doesnt heel unless i am way stoopit and trim wrong, then we fix that fast.
that is difference between performance cruisers and heavy displacement-- we dont heel as much s do you in speeedy fast 7 kt boats.