Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Trawler Community Begins to Comes To Terms With Fuel Efficiency
With the December article in Passage Maker Magazine , "Power With Wind! The Return of the Motorsailer" the Trawler Community is finally beginning to realize that fuel economy is an important piece to the cruising puzzle.
Not every one can afford the boats that burn huge amounts of fuel per hour. For the most of us propulsion with wind coupled, with smaller motors make can make a huge difference.
In the December issue of Passage Maker "Winds of Change " the Schucker Motorsailor is described as having a "cult like following".
She's described as having a speed of 7.8 knots under power and a 6 knot speed under sail alone. "Clearly", says the author , "under motor/sailing conditions , the Schucker 440 is a very economical boat to operate."
What the author doesn't tell you is that the Schucker 430s, 436s and 437s have identical hulls as the 440s and should perform equally well.
If you are interested in learning more about the Schucker Motorsailor visit one or more of the links on this site.
The enthusiastic Yahoo "schuckerboats" user group will be happy to help you with any questions you have concerning the boat.
Friday, October 03, 2008
The "Schuckerboat" yahoo site has grown again with now more than 300 members. Visit the Yahoo "schuckerboats" site for more information about this motorsailor. See more than a hundred pictures of the boat including the 40ft motorsailor, the pure sailor, the 50 ft version and the mini-Schucker.