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Old 06-12-2013
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Re: Expected Cruising Speed?

All those formulas make assumptions, ie..., clean bottom, perfect prop, dead calm conditions, etc..., most of which never seem to exist. I suspect that 7 would be very optimistic, and 6 would be somewhat more realistic under perfect conditions. Put some crud on the bottom, a couple barnacles on the prop, and 5 is about it.

Just sayin,

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