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I read an article in a boating book years ago about what was called a boat's "natural", speed . . . not to be confused with hull speed.
My boat, at the time had a "natural" speed of about 2+ knots.
If I remember right, the "natural" speed was a speed at which the boat could move with virtually no effort to keep it going once it reached this "natural" speed.
If I retire to a boat, as I hope to, I plan on using the idea of "natural" speed on excursions that will allow . . . hopefully saving a lot of fuel.
I have never been able to relocate this article, although I've been looking for years and was hoping someone here might know about this "natural" speed or the formula to determine it.
If I remember right the weight and beam pretty much determined the natural speed.