I will look into a trawler (don't know the difference yet). The only people we've ever known with boats have always been strictly fishing vessels. I will soon start my new collection of books about all things boat and sailing. Thanks, spinx
Spinx, a trawler is a type of boat with a motor and no sails. It has a type of hull that can't go fast but it uses relative small engines and has lots of interior room. There is also a class of boats called motor sailors that has both an engine and sails. Some say that it neither sails nor motors well!
Jerry and Denver Happy Old cruisers!
Thanks for the quick info. In my case a trawler won't do, but a motorsailer might. I firmly believe in being prepared and informed. I beleve the idea of being at sea with only 1 form of power is demented, at the very least spinx
You missed the major category that virtually all "Sailboats" fall into: "Sailing Auxiliaries" that is a boat that is primarily sail powered but that is equipped with an engine. Rare today is the true "Sailing Vessel" with no engine.