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post #7 of Old 06-14-2010
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Crank the motor on at just above idle, that should give you 3 kts or so of push; which will also bring the apparent wind forward and let you point a little higher.

It's a win/win, faster and higher, and maybe 1/4 gallon per hour of fuel.

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