[QUOTE=CaptainPete222;3423655]I will definitely look into better sails. I've done a lot of racing
and know how important that is and there's some crazy awesome new design technology I should be looking into. I didn't think of that because my sails are fairly new cruising sails, but that's work
Update: I've ordered a set of North 3Di Endurance sails to replace the sails that came with the boat
and will post how much of a difference they make when sailing to windward. Hopefully it will be enough of a boost to enable me to switch my chubby-cat-motorsailer back to a chubby-cat-sailboat. :-).
I'm still planning to move my dinghy's 6kWh outboard
to a bracket on the transom when sailing to a windward location to give me a little extra boost and convert some/all of the solar
power my array generates into added propulsion
. For the cost of an engine
mount, it seems like a good solution, especially when combined with better sails. Thanks again for your input.