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Re: Navigation puzzle

Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
Hi David, your screen shot shows 3.6 mph which is 3.1 kn. Am I missing something?
That is the whole problem.
I was very surprised to make that speed against what I expected to be a strong ebb current.

This is a 24' boat that probably can only do 6 in perfect conditions.

Maybe it is as simple as that. I had perfect conditions and was making 6 through the water and 3 over ground.
That may be the answer.
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It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
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