I did some sums a few weeks back and it just wasn't feasible. New 25hp engine about £6000. Good electric drive option like Sailing Uma £18,000. It could be done cheaper but would be a lash up. The deciding factor was the need to be back to work
on Monday mornings. If retired then that changes the need to sail to a timetable, but it's still an expensive science project
However, we have just upgraded to 300w of solar from 150 to run a small portable freezer
, ice to go with the Gin is so important
Wifey experimenting more with the slow cooker powered by solar, so perfected how made rice pudding, which is much nicer than the tinned stuff.
Haven't worked out how to run an induction hob. The power surge is probably too much for our 2 x 12v type 24 batteries at the moment, but its under consideration.
However, we need to be obsessive with weight, just too easy to overload a small yacht with stuff, so small inflatable
dinghy, little honda
, sail with half empty tanks
and fill up on arrival etc.