Motoring

Motoring is something that one only reluctantly does on this liveaboard cutter sailboat but is sometimes useful. Motoring is absolutely necessary when entering or leaving port and when winds are unfavorable.

VEGA is equipped with a Yanmar® diesel engine that drives her at a comfortable 7 knots at 2100 rpm. At this speed she consumes about 5 liters of diesel fuel each hour. When she is full of fuel she has a range of 1200 nm, more than enough to permit her to motor almost the entire length of the Mediterranean. Throttle and gear-shift are in the cockpit, just forward of the wheel.

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