Ever had any thoughts about bigger and slower?
* * * ** Like Marin, I've pretty much had my fill of slower.
In my area there is no plethora of scenery to entertain one while cruising. It's open sea until you get to the next marina or island. Although navigating without eye contact with land certainly has its rewards, having the ability to make a trip well within the forecast window is preferred. (Certainly by my wife.)
Don's type of cruising really coincides with my own thoughts. Fuel be damned! It's not about how much fuel you've saved, it's about the journey and the destination. If you want to save fuel, stay home! You'll save a bunch that way.
Why is it that we concentrate so much on how much fuel we are saving in our boats & then we jump in the car and lead foot it home? Practicing good fuel conservation with respect to engine size & rpms makes more sense (to me at least) when applied to our cars than our boats. (True passagemakers excluded of course.)
End of rant. :frustrated: