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  1. #61
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    May 2003
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    SPAIN,Galicia
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    Default Re: How slow do you sail ?

    Yesterday ,passing over the ria de Vigo on the rande suspension bridge noticed a small ketch coming up with the tide under mizzen only,light breeze from the north west,expect they where enjoying a nice sunny morning,relaxed!

  2. #62
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
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    Default Re: How slow do you sail ?

    I think the decision to use engine is based on cost and carrying capacity/range of fuel. We now turn on the Diesel donkey if we get below 3 knots and cant use additional sail to maintain a 4.5 knot plan. We used to wait until 2 knots when we had a petrol outboard powered cruiser. Both donks equal power. Petrol consumption 5 times diesel! Range under diesel realistically never limited . Motored for 13 hours in dense fog and no wind last year. Carrying 65 litres of petrol is just plain stupid . I reckon if diesel cost went up 5 times we would all be sailing more and motoring slower.
    Now Sailing Bluenote II Hanse 301 based Y Felinheli Dock.

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