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Old 05 November 2006, 15:33   #11
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Shows how much I know then. If they're going for a speed record, I thought the object was to get round the islands as quickly as they can. If, as CP and others have said, they were doing 58knts per hour then I would have thought they'll have no problems at all provided they keep going.

Like others here, my maths isn't brill, but ...

58knts per hour = 58 nautical miles per hour per hour. So I think that after travelling for 2.5 hours they will have reached a speed of 145 knts. and still be accelerating.

I've no idea how far they're going, but I'd have thought they're likely to get round faster than most. Good luck to them, they're paying for the fuel and ever so much more fuel duty than I am. As to the point of it all? Well, I sympathise with CP.

Just a thought from Northern Britain. Nuffin to do wiv me how you chaps from the sarf get your kicks - but if 58 knts per hour is right, then you don't arf make some fast RIB's. :-)

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Old 05 November 2006, 17:53   #12
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The comment was - "58kts in 2.5hrs" - maybe I misinterpreted it but it sounded to me as though they actually covered 58kts in 2.5hrs - which would be fairly logical if they are trying to save fuel - I really can't see that the boat's optimum fuel efficient speed is 58kts - but you never know!!!

Unless it SHOULD have read - 58kts over 2.5hrs???
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Old 05 November 2006, 18:02   #13
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The comment was - "58kts in 2.5hrs" - maybe I misinterpreted it but it sounded to me as though they actually covered 58kts in 2.5hrs - which would be fairly logical if they are trying to save fuel - I really can't see that the boat's optimum fuel efficient speed is 58kts - but you never know!!!

Unless it SHOULD have read - 58kts over 2.5hrs???
Maybe they are trying to save the planet.
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Old 05 November 2006, 18:45   #14
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..maybe I misinterpreted it but it sounded to me as though they actually covered 58kts in 2.5hrs .
That's not possible. Knots is a speed not a distance. Cod, you're the one who frequently suggests folk should read carefully what has been written. Now it's your turn.

It seemed clear enough to me. They had been running for 2.5 hours at an average speed of 58knots.
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Old 05 November 2006, 18:48   #15
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That's not possible. Knots is a speed not a distance. Cod, you're the one who frequently suggests folk should read carefully what has been written. Now it's your turn.

It seemed clear enough to me. They had been running for 2.5 hours at an average speed of 58knots.
I am well aware of that - the post was somewhat ambiguous. It did not say for 2.5hrs it said "in" - makes a world of difference.

IF fuel economey hadn't been mentioned I also assumed it meant they were goingf at 58kts which ain't bad at all.
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I am well aware of that - the post was somewhat ambiguous. It did not say for 2.5hrs it said "in" - makes a world of difference.
I agree the wording seems awkward but 'for' would not be correct. Turn the words about...in a time period of 2.5 hours they averaged 58knots. Averaged 58knots for 2.5 hours means they travelled at 58knts continuously for 2.5hrs.

Anyway, WTF. It's still a good speed for a long run.
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Well done to both Mike and Dave, They recorded a time of 9hrs 57 mins to complete well over 500 miles.

Another record to add to the list.

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So it looks like they WERE going as fast as they can - that's fair enough!!!
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Well done to both Mike and Dave, They recorded a time of 9hrs 57 mins to complete well over 500 miles.

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Brilliant, well done lads.

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Well done to both Mike and Dave, They recorded a time of 9hrs 57 mins to complete well over 500 miles.

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That's impressive-faster average speed than a truck on a motorway!
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