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Old 03-06-2014, 04:32 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by RickB View Post
RE Post #18:

Then there are those who go to great lengths with "over propping" and sweat bullets over the shape of buttocks and such hoping to gain the saving of a few grams of fuel per year through increased "efficiency" ...
Well, we lost "efficiency". Fuel burn went from about 2.9 gph to about 3.3 and speed at WOT from about 13 kts to 10. Since we rarely go more than 8 +/- at 1,800 rpm, I can live with that loss in exchange for the peace of mind navigating the truly horrendous lobster trap mine fields around here. Now if all I had to worry about were a few soft manatees.........

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