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Old 28-05-2010, 14:12   #1
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SaltyMonkey's Equation for Maintenance Costs

Welp, after much experimentation, SaltyMonkey has calculated a formula for measuring the ongoing costs over a 5-7 year period for any installed system based on the original cost:

MaintenanceCosts = OriginalCost + (20 * (100 / (1.34 * LWL^.5 ) ) )

example:

Stove = $1,500
Ongoing Maintenance = $1,804
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Old 28-05-2010, 16:07   #2
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LWL: Length @ Water Line ?
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Old 28-05-2010, 16:30   #3
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LWL: Length @ Water Line ?
yes i believe so!
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"... (1.34 * LWL^.5 ) ...."

Isn't that the formula for hull speed?
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Old 28-05-2010, 17:48   #5
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"... (1.34 * LWL^.5 ) ...."

Isn't that the formula for hull speed?

Well, that's one way to look at it. Another way to look at it is, the faster you go, the more maintenance you can expect!
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