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    speed diference between fresh and salt water

    what sort of diference in speed have people found between fresh and salt water
    today with a full tank and going against the tide i got 99.1kph in the river but once i got out into the bay i could only manage 98.1kph even in glass

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    I did search in yamaha words (fresh salt speed) and there are several reads on it...

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/sear...earchid=555121

    I have always felt brackish was fastest

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    There is already a thread or 2 on this. Lets not go thru that again.

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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...ed+fresh+water
    i thought there may have been a more uniform answer
    didn't realise there was so much diferent thought on it
    in my case the river is faster brakish water but banks are close so could help with less wind resistance
    even taking into acount the 2 way average removing tide influance

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    I run 1.0mph faster on the local lake(fresh) VS over in the tampa bay(salt)

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    just to give u a hint on how potent the salt water is down here in cayman- people get waverunners, tuned and tested at riva, sent back down to the island and consistantly go 5-7 mph slower. how crazy is that?! it also has to do with heat. its hot as hell and the water is thick.. it sux!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandboy View Post
    just to give u a hint on how potent the salt water is down here in cayman- people get waverunners, tuned and tested at riva, sent back down to the island and consistantly go 5-7 mph slower. how crazy is that?! it also has to do with heat. its hot as hell and the water is thick.. it sux!!!!
    i just spent some time in the whitsundays (closer to the equator) with the ski
    and the water was extra salty compared to the ocean at home and the speeds were down to 97.6kph as a max with half a tank ,down at least 2kph compared to home
    the air temps are the same as home but the water temp is hoter

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    I have always felt brackish was fastest
    I 2nd that...

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