propulsion power estimating for crafts not longer than 2 m

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by tomazz, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. tomazz
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    tomazz New Member

    Hello everybody,
    I’m looking for any method for estimating propulsion power requirements for very small crafts, not longer than 2 meters.

    Any ideas greatly appreciated.
     
  2. portacruise
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    portacruise Senior Member

    Maybe use a weight scale to determine line tension when the small craft is towed behind a motorboat?

    Porta
     
  3. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Better to tow it beside the motorboat in clean water.

    -Tom
     

  4. tomazz
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    tomazz New Member

    Thanks for both of you Porta and Tom. I'll definitely try this method and I think it will give quite good results (if I'll find precise weight scale), but at first I wold like to estimate by any available mathematical method.

    Tomas Z
     
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