15 – Week 3 Report

7 Responses

  1. Great to hear that the writing is flowing. Thanks for the tip on Freedom software. The use of pallets to mount the outboards is mighty ingenious. good luck with the servicing! cheers from Stewart

  2. Chuck says:

    Gee, Neil, if that quotation is correct, I should quit writing today! John Keats epitaph reads “Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water” . More like me.


  3. Sergey says:

    Hi Neil,
    Those outboards, do they provide enough power to push your boat in rough seas?

  4. NeilH says:

    Thanks Stew. Pallets worked great, now for the proper work.

  5. NeilH says:

    Hey Chuck. Nope, what you guys are doing most definitely needs remembering!

  6. NeilH says:

    Hi Sergey
    Yep 2 x 9.8hp is plenty. In fact we usually only use one when motoring in light winds. 2/3 throttle equates to about 5.5 knots. On the last leg to Cartagena we motored for eight hours into 2m swell and 15-20knot headwind. Both at half throttle and we still averaged 5knots. In fact I throttled back because it was too uncomfortable going faster.

  7. Spencer says:

    Hi Neil-
    I have dug through your blogposts time and again since finding them and I think that formatting and publishing them in some format is definitely a worthwhile task. I would definitely pay for a pdf, or even a hardcopy, of your blog. As it sits now, with no changes whatsoever, it is a very informative resource-not to mention a great adventure.

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