propulsion without motor
Hi All. I am a prospective purchaser of a new Scot. I live on the Indian River in Vero Beach FL. The Scot seems like a great boat for the shallow waters that we have here.
I would love not to have the complexities associated with a motor. But I am concerned about how to move the boat around at the launch or at docks with sails only.
I am planning on keeping my boat on a lift at the end of a long dock. How do you motor-less guys do it. Do you paddle yourself into open water and raise the main quick or what? Or do you swing the boat around on the dock so that it pointed into the wind, raise the main and shove off and sail?
Please write back and tell me how simple it is!
Sure would love to be a pure sail boat.
Vero Beach, FL