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Re: Heavy winds?
...., but points made (all good) in above posts would be hard to explain almost doubling boat speed.....
Agree... truly doubling boat speed on that factor alone is unlikely.. but lapworth's data is a bit subjective and there will be plenty of other variables at play.
The point was that indeed, the 'force' from a given windspeed can be noticeably stronger in cold air than warm.
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