Originally Posted by harpoon5.2
How much of the ICW
can you sail, or are you motoring the whole time?
First trip down: you put the sails
up whenever possible. Afterall we are on a Sailboat!!!
Trip back up: You have sailed around all winter
and just want to get back to home port. 100% motoring
Second trip down: If the wind
is perfect, you hoist them, but otherwise you motor
Second trip back up: 100% motoring
Third trip down: You do a lot of sailing because you have decided that you can't take that damn ditch any more and go outside whenever possible.
Third trip back up: You motor
and leave the boat
in the marina you searched out on the way down.
Fourth trip down: You can't sail, you now have a Grand Banks!!!! Sure it burns 20 gal. per hour, but the trip time is cut in half. Besides, it has an over/under washer dryer, 50 gal holding tank
and 20 gal hot water heater
Fifth trip: There is no fifth trip, you now own a motor home and spend most of your nights in Wal-Mart parking lots and rely on Pilot Tom's latest issue of "The RVers Guide To Clean Rest Rooms Along Our Nations Interstates". (Pilot Tom used to be a cruiser too)