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Old 07-21-2011, 05:30 AM   #16
Tony B
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RE: New to this forum - and trawlers

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markpierce wrote:Moonstruck wrote:
Mark, can you tell if the engine is under less strain with the sails up?
*No, but one can reduce RPMs and maintain original speed.

*I might not be a mathematician but as I see it "original speed" was probably zero. Hmmmmmm. Not bad.*

Ok, now for my serious face.......so as for propulsion, you are actually geting quite a bit of it from the sails. I figured you would get a noticable amount and if you can drop your RPM's and maintain speed then you are doing quite well.
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