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Old 03-30-2018, 01:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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WAI may (probably does) benefit a lean burn engine more than normal engines.

It's a difficult thing to test. I have one on my winter beater Metro currently - one of the few mods that I really have no idea if it's helping/hurting.

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Wow - length? Pics?

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Old 03-31-2018, 01:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, boats then.

Well, at the risk of derailing the thread, She's 33' on deck, cedar on oak(all wood) and 22,000 lbs. She sleeps 4 with modest comfort- The best part- She nets around 50 mpg, assuming I manage to sail 50% of the time, which I usually do, even in inside waters. One pretty good trip up the inside passage was 18 gallons for 850 nautical miles of travel, three people, and one ton of firewood, among other things (^:
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Very nice!

I have long thought there's a correlation between (some) sailors/pilots and interest in ecomodding/hypermiling. It's not too much of a stretch to explain it.
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Beautiful.

We're all about putting the wind to our advantage, so I think a moment's appreciation for a trim vessel isn't out of line.

Oh, and uh, nice work with the car. Yeah.
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Glorious boat pics, hey.
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Well, sailing IS ecomodding, really- especially sail racing- we're striving to gain every little scrap of power from the various nuances of tweaking a sail, or trying a different tactic to get from point A to B. Th other interesting fact is that the only way to make your boat faster is to ecomodd it- make it more efficient, and you go faster with the same 15 knots of wind that you had before. Hence, If you like ecomodding, try sailing!

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