[Public-list] 78 Amp alternator/Atomic 4

Meinhold, Michael J MICHAEL.J.MEINHOLD at saic.com
Tue Sep 7 10:40:44 PDT 2004

I measured speed with the knotmeter and GPS. The RPM's stop at 1500 in
forward no matter how much gas. In neutral OR reverse it will keep going up
with throttle well past 1500. Trying to punch through 3' waves into the wind
I only got 2 knots.

Rinn Duin  #272

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How are you measuring the speed?  Are you getting only 1500 rpm no
matter how far you push the gas lever?  Can you get better than 1500 rpm
in neutral?

Yes, you can scrub a bottom painted with ablative paint.  You just don't
want to scrub any harder than necessary.

 - George

On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 10:20:11AM -0400, Meinhold, Michael J wrote:
> That may be it. I cleaned the prop of film and few barnacles and it made
> little difference. The bottom has some barnacles and some film where I
> checked, but I wouldn't have believed it enough to knock me down the power
> curve to 4 knots. I haven't painted the bottom yet and it's due this
> It appears to be an ablative coating so I can't scrub it, correct?
> Mike
> Rinn Duin #272
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