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Old 19 December 2016, 10:21   #11
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Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
At the risk of doing to death a subject that has already been done to death. Power isn't always about top speed, it's also about being able to get out of trouble, powering up the back of a wave in a following sea, getting through overfalls etc. People get hung up on top speed & the times when you can run flat out are few & far between, especially around our coasts. Give me low down grunt over top end any day
Like wot Pikey said
I might add...It equates "Hole shot" which IMO In Poor/Rough conditions (especially biggish confused Seas) is paramount!
... Haveing said that with a well Ballanced,and correctly Propped Rig they needn't (in fact shouldn't) be mutually exclusive!...enabling you to fleet of foot from displacement speeds when conditions dictate ...AND command a decent Top end when you need/want it...to get somewhere quickly
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