I for one am forced to sail on a schedule. I will not leave unless the window is big enough but, I willing to burn a lot of fuel if necessary. I love to sail and prefer NOT to burn any fuel except for the generator BUT when I have to get back to work so I can afford to sail I get back to work.
I love the Idea of extra fuel but for now will follow Joel's orders and not change my Boat for a full year.
By the way I love all the discussion in this group it is a safe place to say what you feel
Thanks for that!
Cheers and Merry Christmas
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Date: 12/23/17 7:25 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Nauta tank installation.
It's not a question of "wussiness", or "correctness" or any other kind of value judgement. It's just that different people use their boats differently. If everybody used their boat in exactly the same way, then we'd all have exactly the same boat, and wouldn't that be a boring world?
We have certainly found ourselves in situations where we NEEDED to be [someplace@sometime] and the engine was required to get there. We try (and usually manage) to avoid such situations. Other people do not have that luxury/desire and there is no reason they should feel I think I am superior to them because of it.
I try really hard (but don't always succeed) to incorporate my rational for a recommendation so people can evaluate if it applies to their personnel situation. Unless I feel really strongly about a sa
fety matter, I always try to say "I would..." and avoid "You should...".
Key West, FL