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Old 12-04-2013, 12:51 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
I can think of lots of situations when that "over-power" and a little extra speed came in handy, In tidal currents at Dodd Narrows, Deception pass, crossing Straits of Georgia and Juan De Fuca in rough weather to name a few. There are times when fuel consumption and economy are the least of my concern.

It's all a matter of perception . . . With large engines, you always have the option of going slower, but with an undersized power plant you can't ever go any faster.
Unless you turn around
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