Re: Paddle Wheel Speedometer
Originally Posted by mad_machine
there any reason to keep the speedometre in this day and age of GPS?
SOG is not particularly helpful when you're trying to trim sails for best speed through the water... For the full picture you need both..
That an odd placement for a paddlewheel.. do you notice a big difference in indicated speed from one tack to another?... btw I'd probably pull that 'bracket/diverter/tuningfork/whateveritis...'
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