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Fan in a Sailboat on Mythbusters...

Mythbusters are testing the fan in a sailboat theory...any bets?

I'm thinking they will test it wrong. They are going to put the fan blowing on a run. They should have it blowing on a reach canceling Newtons third law and using the sails to their aero advantage.
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I believe that episode was aired earlier this year and you're likely watching a re-run. You may not want to accept any bets that are proffered.

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Yeah, they made it work on a run...nearly hit hull speed too...3mph in a ~14-16' boat. I still think it would work better on a reach using the lift produced through the slot by a modern Bermuda Rig.
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And they get PAID to do that stuff. I just get in trouble when I do it.
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And they get PAID to do that stuff. I just get in trouble when I do it.
Tell me about it....never see the cops tell them to stop it.....
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