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 Post subject: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:11 pm 
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Just ordered a speedo today. I really think I can do 15mph with my revo 13. Does the speedo go that high? :arrow:


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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:02 am 
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If I recall correctly, it goes to about 7 or 8. Have fun trying to get it there and good luck keeping it there for more than a few minutes.


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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:51 pm 
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15mph? Maybe with a sail, mirage and electric motor. I suspect we'll see a hull replacement thread from you in the future if you can get that thing over 8 mph on a consistent basis.

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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:08 pm 
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shoot, I thought it was the 1st of april :o


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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:10 pm 
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You'll have to buy 2 speedos and combine the two readings.


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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:37 pm 
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is that speedometer a Hobie accessory? i didnt see it in the catalog, got a link?


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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:46 pm 
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It's in the catalogue with number 80030001. Sometimes called “pitot tube”.

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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:29 pm 
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I have a couple of them..never used them though

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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:34 pm 
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They actually work very well. Within the confines of the discernible resolution, they match my GPS exactly.


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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:27 pm 
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A very versatile instrument! viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4288

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 Post subject: Re: speedo limit ?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:14 pm 
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Quite a useful bit of kit in tidal waters because it measures speed through the water rather than over the ground.

Example of use: if you position yourself beside a stationary object such as a buoy you can measure actual tidal flow (direction and speed) which you can then use to plot a direct course to your destination.

This might not seem anything to get terribly excited about but if you do not have a working GPS and find yourself needing to get from point A to point B in restricted visibility (e.g. fog or night) it could be a potential lifesaver.


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