If you can cruise
at 4 knots at a 1/2 gallon per hour, you're only going to burn about 120 gallons of diesel
. Even at todays inflated prices, that would be less than $500 for fuel
. Wear and tear, other than the driveline should be minimal unless you insist on sailing/beating into the the prevailing winds and seas against the current offshore
The biggest problem with 'sailing' the boat up is the time factor. Even going straight up the coast 24/7, you are looking at around 10 days. Take off enforced hide-ins for weather
or just a break from the bash, it could easily stretch into a two-three week trip. If you are paying crew or hiring a delivery skipper
, it gets expensive.
Would/Will I sail my boat up, damn straight. It's not a delivery
to be made on a tight time schedule, however.