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    Re: Expedition Amelia
    From: David C
    Date: 2019 Oct 28, 00:36 -0700

    Hewitt wrote

    The Long book often cites 26.5 mph "headwinds," but

    I always get suspicious when I read something like this.  Why not 26.4 mph?

    Google is very useful for doing  unit conversions. As I suspected the knot equivalent is more realistic -    23 knots  = 26.5 mph. Therefore someone has probably done a conversion from knots to mph without fully understanding what he (or she) is doing.

    I have not seen the Long book. Are tere any other dubious numbers?

       
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