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post #18 of Old 01-13-2009
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I'll chime in on the 5 kts average. That's what I use when cruising under conditions that don't allow for long term use of engine when the wind dies. The times you are bombing along at 8 kts are offset by the times when you are drifting in circles. And of course all bets are off it you are going to windward in light stuff.

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