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Monday, 9 February 2015

Lift out

Because we haven't sailed King Malu as much as we wanted last year the hull and particularly the propellor were very much more covered with growth than in previous lift outs.

We had notices about a 1 knot reduction in speed for the same RPM recently and looking at the hull and propellor I can see why.
I did wonder if the Axiom propellor was more a susceptible to reduction in performance due to the particular shape. But having talked with the designers, this is not so. They had never seen such a gunked up propellor as ours!

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