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Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

hull speed and cruising speed are not the same thing nor is hull speed able to be achieved and maintained in many sailboats.
mine needs a chubasco of 60 kts to surpass hull speed, and needs more than wind and engine to maintain 5 kts consistently.
my hull speed is around 7 kts,mathematically, and actual cruising speed is more like 3-4, on a windy day.


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