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Old 12-17-2005, 10:16 AM
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Old 12-17-2005, 01:05 PM
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I can't believe no one mentioned the distance from the equator!?Closer to the equator,closer to the GPS sat.,the signal takes less time to reach the boat,hence the GPS reads FASTER that the boat in really going!Simple, Thank you very much,BOB
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People at Loto said your boat only went 58 NOT 85
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Norty!... Is this true?..........
* I, Nort, am a prudish reprobate.
* I have been a participant in a giant scheme to rob, steal, cheat, and murder.
* I hereby admit my addiction to Dadaism. I ask for the strength and wisdom to fight this addiction.
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Norty!... Is this true?..........
* I, Nort, am a prudish reprobate.
* I have been a participant in a giant scheme to rob, steal, cheat, and murder.
* I hereby admit my addiction to Dadaism. I ask for the strength and wisdom to fight this addiction.
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I was driving my car this evening on I-595. The speedometer said I was going 70, the tachometer said I was turning 2700 RPMs. I had full converter lock-up and I had my GPS in the trunk with the batteries out.
My question is: "Was I really getting 24 MPG or was my computer lying?"
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I was driving my car this evening on I-595. The speedometer said I was going 70, the tachometer said I was turning 2700 RPMs. I had full converter lock-up and I had my GPS in the trunk with the batteries out.
My question is: "Was I really getting 24 MPG or was my computer lying?"

Computer was telling the truth, it was your eyes that were lying. You were actually getting 85 mpg but only when you were coasting .... downwind. Unless it was a foul warm wind, then it was 58 mpg.
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