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Old 12-01-2005, 09:01 PM
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#2 is GPS, provided that there is no current or wind present.
not true. speed is still accurate, current/wind is helping or hurting your momentum, but the measurment is accurate. if you are on a treadmill running 5 mph, the belt is spinning at 5 (wind/current), but the actual forward travel is zero.

think about this; if, gps accuracy was affected by wind speed, how does a missle hit its target after traveling through many diiferent changes that can't be programed or accounted for?

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Radar????

Remember Shootout 2004, Saturday,
Wasn't it 77 mph or something ?,
in front of God and like 8 million people .

( I'm just f'ing with you......you were still 3
faster than me )

Sunday was a redeemer though.


Back to seriousness.

My GPS speedo and hand held are with 1 mph,
thats good enough for me.
LOL, you're exactly right! That's why I said radar is difficult to do. We all got screwed that year but at least the next day was a little better. What a waste of time that was. I agree that GPS is the best method out there.
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Get that gay guy with no pants on from Key West to look at your GPS while you are driving this way there will be no mistaking the performance. Go ahead, you have his number.
Ouch! One mistep and they never forget, hey Brandon? I tried to put the whole unfortunate scene out of my head right away, but some people just can't, right Bill? NK
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i have 4 gps... 3 of the four are always the same
Why do you have 4 gps's????
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not true. speed is still accurate, current/wind is helping or hurting your momentum, but the measurment is accurate. if you are on a treadmill running 5 mph, the belt is spinning at 5 (wind/current), but the actual forward travel is zero.

think about this; if, gps accuracy was affected by wind speed, how does a missle hit its target after traveling through many diiferent changes that can't be programed or accounted for?
Yes, that is understood.

But!....If your boat goes 68mph on its best day, and then you go to the Detroit River with a 7 mph current, you do not have a 75mph boat because your GPS said so on that particular day?

I mean sure, you traveled relative to the ground at 75 mph, but you don't have a 75mph boat.

Traveling relative to the ground, and traveling through the water are two different things. We're talking about boats here, the number we all want to know is how fast is the boat moving through the water - NOT through the water as the water flows with a tail wind pushing you along.

It's same for radar and the measured kilo. That's why you always take a two-way average.

You can take that missle or airplane, same applies. The Gulfstream with a max cruise speed of Mach 0.88, can reach ground speeds much greater when flying along with a 100kt tailwind.....But do you tell people your plane is capable of Mach 1.05?

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I have found the best way is to stick the GPS on the dash of my truck, record a speed and then take it back to the boat. Take a picture of the recall and post it here
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Yes, that is understood.

But!....If your boat goes 68mph on its best day, and then you go to the Detroit River with a 7 mph current, you do not have a 75mph boat because your GPS said so on that particular day?



You can take that missle or airplane, same applies. The Gulfstream with a max cruise speed of Mach 0.88, can reach ground speeds much greater when flying along with a 100kt tailwind.....But do you tell people your plane is capable of Mach 1.05?
Damn straight you do!!! If at the bar...I always go by the "add 1 mph per beer rule" A few times my boat has been in the 135-140 mph range!!!
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Well, that's different. The bar stool changes the rules.
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Damn straight you do!!! If at the bar...I always go by the "add 1 mph per beer rule" A few times my boat has been in the 135-140 mph range!!!
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