SailNet Community - View Single Post - Speed Log out by around 3 knots
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 03-30-2012
hellosailor's Avatar
hellosailor hellosailor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,057
Thanks: 0
Thanked 50 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Re: Speed Log out by around 3 knots

"when the display shows 2 knots my handheld GPS will show 5"
In other words, your waterwheel is VERY SLOW.

When is the last time you removed the impeller and cleaned it out? Sometimes you'll find enough growth in there to freeze it up in just a week or two. I'll pull the log whenever the boat is being left at the mooring, and if it has been left in, it gets cleaned (old toothbrush) picked (dental picks) and if there is barnacle crud on it, you may need to soak it in vinegar as well.

Before you decide something needs calibrating--pull it and see if it isn't just crud.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook