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Old 07-12-2019, 02:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
A cover over the open part of the boat would go a long way towards improving FE too.

My Prius is really straining to tow my empty 4x8 trailer with the walls up, but hardly notices when the trailer is nearly full to the top. That open cavity really creates drag.
100% true.
I ordered a nice cover but it was for a much wider beam and I haven't felt like towing with it yet. I need to just call and swap it for one that fits.
I think on my 15 footer i went from 28mpg to 34 mpg with a cover at 65 mph.
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