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Ran across this on Nigel Calder's Blog and was pretty amazed at the numbers.
Hey FastBttms...you might wanna distribute this around the docks!
"In the meantime, we discovered something really noteworthy with this summer’s limited test program. We had a propeller with just a few barnacles on it. As compared to a polished propeller, it increased the fuel consumption for a given boat speed by up to 50%, and dropped the boat speed for a given shaft speed by up to 30%. At the moment, the most cost effective way to improve efficiency under power is to regularly clean the propeller!"
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