Originally Posted by JSP
I have to disagree on that Erin as these are very smooth. Although they where new in 2001 and have done very little hours in that time.
Yeah, we've got something like 2,500 hrs on ours and 5,700 miles, so I think they're well past the run-in state and somewhere nearer re-build. History is a little unknown. It may not have been cared for properly in formative years.
Hmmm, just calculated that out and it means average speed is only 2.3kts. Seems a bit low, or else someone left the engine idling for about 2 months!