*   DESIGN FILE   *      Running speed trials:   *   P. 1   *   P. 2 *  ***T-SHIRTS***




Conducting Progressive Time Trials On Pedal-Powered Watercraft 

REQUIRED:

  • Water course at least 100 ft. long and 6 ft. deep. [1]
  • Calm water, no current: windless weather (preferably)
  • Watch with second hand
  • Note pad, hand calculator, graph paper, clip board

PREPARATION:

Set (or note) range marks on shore, for ends of measured course. Measure distance accurately: [2]



RECORD:

  • location, date.
  • weather condition: wind strength, direction
  • condition of boat; list of equipment aboard
  • weight of each person aboard
  • drafts, fore and aft [3]
  • propeller(s): number diameter, pitch, no. of blades
  • pedal-propeller gear ration

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