Why do sailboats seem to be more fuel efficient that powerboats

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Chuck Losness, May 4, 2008.

  1. carl mccall
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    carl mccall Junior Member

    because they use wind for propulsion
     

  2. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Pierre; "Imagine", the boat I mentioned in post # 35,is 56.5' LOA. Her economy figures are comparable with your boat's, allowing for greater displacement.
     
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