Originally Posted by apex1
Some interesting reading here: http://setsail.com/picking-the-right-prop/#more-9835
the Dashews are considering the third set of props on their Windhorse!
The irony is, that they know about CPP´s and even mention them sometimes. Being far away from inexperienced they still have not choosen one.
That shows how widely misunderstood and unknown the real advantages of this propulsion are.
In my personal opinion, I always thought the Dashew wrote to much, and this case they try to be the NASA engineers fixing a problem.
But in that case it is so simple, call Richard, he will fix that in no time.
Dashew are spending millions with specialists to fix something all fisherman knows for more that six decades, perhaps even more , its call CPP.
The Dashew loves to complicate, for the sake of overdoing what is very simple. Yacht are not rocket sciences, sorry, no need to pretend it is. They are this particular breed of self guru, with I admit with a great deal of experience.
They have a tendency to call their boat a revolution, they stated they use less fuel than on their sail boat. This is not a clever claim, quite idiotic at the matter of fact.
I prefer to stay with Worth, Hisckok, Plyne, Coles, Fox, and DuCane as mentor on experience.
Non of these persons will have put the galley and the saloon in the pilothouse on a multimillion 75' motor boat (Perhaps is not 75' I don't remember exactly)
When I spend my night at the wheel I like to be by myself, in a dark pilothouse, with a little red ligth on the chart table and the very pale light on the compass and gauge. I don't want to have people with full light talking behind my back. I find the sea very in tune with the solitude, the peace and a shelfish pleasure and the safety of been able to see thru the window.
At the end of the shift, I like to go down below, having a very different atmosphere, good smell of cooking and diesel, and the camaraderie of the crew.
Or going to my bunk, far from light and noise, only the one of the sea, and the deep and reassuring sound of the engine.
I don't like to mix the tasks of running a boat by having to steer a condominium.
Happy new years everybody