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  Curve is the word
  Posted by: willi_h2o on Mar-28-13 12:20 AM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Mar-28-13 12:23 AM EST --

The graph is not a line, it's nowhere near being linear in nature

Power vs speed kayak graph rockets skyward almost exponentially
due to the frictional forces on hull shapes

http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID23194/images/Speed_versu_Drag_Force.jpg

The paddling horsepower needed almost doubles going from
5.5 mph to 7 mph due to frictional drag.
Athletes need an ouput of 0.1 0.2 horsepower
to achieve 5 - 7 miles per hour
World class marathon kayak racers can achieve 8 mph and more
at near 0.3hp output.


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