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Old 07 July 2013, 10:27   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Chima
Make: Ribeye
Length: 5m +
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 391
Average speed?


Been out on the boat today and had a bit of a play in some lovely calm conditions, which as got me thinking about what speeds I should be getting?

At WOT, and a fair bit of time (25min journey)I only managed 25knts(measured on a Garmin 451)with tiny adjustments being made to the trim.

I'm running a 2003 suzuki Df50 on a 4.5m Avon Adventure, there were two crew and a little extra luggage (50ltrs fuel, 25kg sand bag in bow locker, 6kg anchor+chain). I also use outboard fins, to help low speed handling.

Does this sound about right? I am interested in buying a s/s prop, but only if I can get a noticeable change in top end speed. (i.e 4 to 5 knts)

Thanks for any advice.
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