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Old 08-20-2016, 01:34 PM   #101
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I don't think so!
However as you "take on the contents" I've heard your
perceptions can differ vastly from what other people
think.

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Old 08-20-2016, 03:55 PM   #102
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.... Being air-cooled you can even do a check start-up up on the deck rail mount before putting it on the dink, just to be sure it will go 1st pull once in the water....
Just a quick FYI. Although you are correct in that the engine will not overheat if run out of water, there is a driveshaft bushing that will self destruct if deprived of water for lubrication. Be careful....
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Old 08-20-2016, 04:24 PM   #103
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Does that mean the more we drink beer, the better we'll float?
No! Witches float, right?

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Old 08-20-2016, 05:25 PM   #104
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Lol yea. Because they are made of wood! 😂
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Just a quick FYI. Although you are correct in that the engine will not overheat if run out of water, there is a driveshaft bushing that will self destruct if deprived of water for lubrication. Be careful....
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Good point, but I mean only enough to be sure the motor is firing, and of course one does not rev it enough to rotate the gears, as there is no clutch other than centrifugal.
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:34 AM   #106
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I always hear about folks coming from sail over to the "darkside", but has anyone ever successfully done the reverse? Can one go from an air conditioned and heated pilothouse to an open cockpit and survive the change?

Sometimes I get bored cruising the ICW, and wonder if I would be happier fiddling with lines and tweaking sails (and getting wet). I've only sailed small boats like Hobie Cats and never a big boat, so of course I don't really know what I'm talking about.

If you are itching for more hands on sailing, travel to the nearest docks that have seasonal sailboat races. They are ALWAYS looking for crew. You don't have to be athletic to trim a jib. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Get your fill of the sailing environment and at the end of the race day go sip a cold beer in the comfort of your trawler. Best of both worlds.
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:42 AM   #108
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WE went from sail to power to run the loop and a few other trips.

Happily the sail is still in our yard , so this winter we will probably be putting the launch on the market and returning to our 90/90.
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Think of that rig as a square master. You'd do awesome reaching or running with that rig.

Sometimes I am a little wistful for the silence of sailing.

Then I'm brought back to the view out the salon, the wide open view, 100 gl of fresh water, no heeling, the view out full size Windows, sitting above the waterline for dinner, the view. I'm happy with occasional sunfish forays to refresh my sailing time.

I'm planning a cat charter this march in BVI. Easier to fly to a boat for 10 days use than owning two boats.
You can have the salon, the wide open view, the 100 gallon water tank, the view out full size windows, and sitting above the waterline for dinner with a motorsailer. As a bonus, you get back up propulsion and a good stablizer system. Perhaps not the sailing performance that some sailboats have, but you can always fire up the diesel as well.
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Going to look at that Beneteau with my wife today. I will defer to her impression of the living spaces and the open cockpit seating while underway. I'm learning! 😁
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" Perhaps not the sailing performance that some sailboats have,"

Most sailboats are actually sailing auxiliaries , which with engine and prop do not have the performance of a "pure" sail boat.

Living in the hull can be very pleasant with a Great Cabin Aft design

10 windows 8 opening allows good cross ventilation and 270 deg of view.

What was a motor sailor ,,a 50/50 with many compromises,, is no longer required.

Hence the 90/90 .

The biggest downside is 54ft air draft , required for good sailing performance , but a PIA in an ICW transit.
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Does anyone go from a trawler to sail?

Ok Fred, that's it. What the heck, exactly, is a 90/90? Google is no help whatsoever.

Good luck boat shopping cardude
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Ok Fred, that's it. What the heck, exactly, is a 90/90? Google is no help whatsoever.

Good luck boat shopping cardude
Wifey B: 180% of a 50/50.
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Ok Fred, that's it. What the heck, exactly, is a 90/90? Google is no help whatsoever.

Good luck boat shopping cardude
I think it is 90% of the boat that you want to use for your purposes 90% of the time...or something like that.
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Does anyone go from a trawler to sail?

Could be Baker... But as he mentioned the air-draft issue I'd like to know what his is.

B this is my idea of a 50-50

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Originally motorsailers were termed 50/50, 30/70, 60/40 etc depending on their ratio of
motor boat to power boat.

From what I've read/heard, a 90/90 supposedly does 90% of a motor vessel does, and 90% of a a sail vessel does. Somehow the ratio idea was lost in the equation.

FF may correct me on this though.
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I'm 99/1 confused.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:40 AM   #118
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Wifey B: 180% of a 50/50.
Math teacher?
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:07 PM   #119
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Wifey B: No, but it's like the old line, you have two items for sale, one for $5 and one for $8. So, the customer asks what the difference is. The smarta.. like me says, $3.

Just 90/90 as a ratio makes no sense. But then I guess until you know it neither does 20/20.

No, not a math teacher. Hubby is the math guru. He and Jenn are like human calculators.
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I use the 50-50, 90-10 rule.

Which is; when given a 50-50 choice, there is a 90% chance I will get it wrong.

Grocery store lines verify this theory on a repetitive basis.
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