A Sailor’s Motorboat

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Let’s compare a cruising sailboat under power to a typical trawler. After all, we sailors don’t want to take a step backward in efficiency and speed as we transition to power.

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Motorboating and Sailing Compared—Part 2

Reading Time: 8 minutes

We discuss what Phyllis and I have learned about motorboats and particularly our impressions as filtered through our experience of tens of thousands of offshore miles in sailboats.

We look at seaworthiness, fuel burn and my thinking on the related environmental issues, and then finish up with what all of this means to Phyllis and me personally.

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Wing Controls

Reading Time: 2 minutes

I’m in rant mode again, but not just to stir things up. This is a situation that genuinely scares me, and it needs fixing.