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Old 05-18-2011, 03:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Nerys View Post
current is everything in a boat...
Really it is only part of the picture. I think it is a legacy measurement (because they didn't have a better way to measure miles made good) that only complicates efficiency measurements.

It would be like saying headwinds and tailwinds are everything to a car, when measuring actual ground distance traveled is still the critical metric along with fuel used. Measuring windspeed might be a nice addition when rationalizing the currently displayed mpg number, but it is a tertiary bit of information when it comes to fuel used and distance traveled.
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