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    Salt water speeds vs. fresh water

    Has anyone done back to back testing?

    I reckon salt water is about 1mph slower, but same RPM's.

    What do you guys think?


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    I have heard the same thing, and have always wondered why. The density of the water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyheb View Post
    I have heard the same thing, and have always wondered why. The density of the water?
    It is from the density.

    For me it is about 1 to 2 mph.

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    I had always heard it was faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWKRN U View Post
    I had always heard it was faster.
    Same here.. As the salt water is more buoyant. I suppose the density arguement makes sense though, I hope fresh water is faster, I'm about to test my x in fresh water for the first time next weekend

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    Cool fresh water is better water

    Always gone 1-2 mph faster in fresh water for speed runs defenetely better.

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    Then its almost conclusive?

    Has anyone else also noticed the same RPM but slower speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolzer View Post
    Then its almost conclusive?

    Has anyone else also noticed the same RPM but slower speed?
    rpms on my GP are hard to read so can't really tell. Seems the same.

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    you will lose about 200 rpms because the salt is harder to turn the prop

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    Hmmmmm, I suppose the speed limiter isn't accounted for in my model.

    200 rpm you reckon.

    Another thing to remember is current.

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