|August 6th Update|
The waves were 1-2 ft. We did have some easterly swell coming in from a mid-Atlantic low. You may have notice a slight motion during our turns.
This week is more of the same with winds predicted from the South and Southeast at 10-15kts. The waves will be 1-2 feet from the southeast. The ride will be very smooth for both cruises today.
Ship Terms: Slip: I was explaining the Pitch of a propeller last week and the science of how it works to move the ship through the water. The pitch is the distance a ship should move with one rotation of the propeller....if moving through a solid. Well water is far from a solid....so this propeller is not going to be efficient...."Slip" is the loss of efficiency due to the fact that water is not a solid. "Slip" is measured in a percentage. Slip varies greatly even on any given ship. It can be effected by depth of water....weather....speed of the propeller....and many other natural and man made occurrences.
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