Monday, March 03, 2008

Sailing With the Campbell

Yesterday was a very nice day. Temp in the 50s, party cloudy, 8 to 12 knots of wind. I sailed for a couple hours in Commencement Bay and then over to Quartermaster harbor where I anchored for a couple hours and had lunch and a nap.

I have to say that I can't see much difference under sail between the old Martec and the new Campbell prop. It was easy to see 6 knots of boat speed in 10 knots of wind. This is pretty comparable to performance with the Martec. Coming to anchor, ghosting along in the wind shadow of Vashon Island under main alone, the boat made way in drifting conditions with no problem.

On the other hand, with no wind on the way home, an effortless 6.5 knots at 2200 RPM was wonderful.

(Morning View: thanks for the question.)

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