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Old 16-12-2008, 05:21   #16
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All the figures I gave are with standard factory rigging and ıncidence sails, no folding prop, no spinnaker, whatsoever, but with perfectly clean bottom. In the area where I navigated there rarely is any kind of current more than 1 knot/hour and the readings are speed on water not SOG. (which I assume GPS reading could be a knot or perhaps 1,5 knot below, in case of down wind sailing)

The issue has been discussed several times: I was told to keep the gear disengaged and fully pushed down to bottom in reverse. In that case there is no noise / vibration form the sail drive and I can do 0,5-1 knots more under sail.

As far as I know, all new FP's are coming now with standard top square main and if they didn't decreased the total sail area, they could even perform better.

Happy hollidays and nice sailings..

Yeloya
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