Here's my situation. I am going to be retiring in a few years and have been a boat owner before, always gas powered engines, never diesel
. Once retired, I plan on being a liveaboard
, docked in Beaufort
SC in the Summer and slowly making my way a little south of Jacksonville
FL for the Winter months. I have estimated that my total mileage for a year will not exceed 1000 miles. In Beaufort
I will be accessing shore power
with the exception of a weekend or so a month out on the water
with friends/family. The same holds true for the winter months in FL. I might be missing something here but does that itinerary not sound like a gasoline engine
is my best bet? Diesel
engines need to run longer than my itinerary allows and I don't really feel the need to just be boating
for the sake of keeping the carbon cleaned out of twin diesels.
Of course, I do realize that the insurance
premium will be more costly since gasoline powered boats are blowing up as often as suicide bombers in Syria these days ( making a joke ) but is the "real" cost to me going to much lower with gasoline compared to diesel?
Just looking for qualified opinions, or not qualified that just want to throw in their 2 pesos !!!!