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    Re: Prop-walk.
    From: Gary Harkins
    Date: 2003 Apr 22, 22:56 EDT
    In a message dated 4/22/2003 4:14:16 PM Eastern Standard Time, daveweilacher{at}EARTHLINK.NET writes:

    Here are some guesses.  The bottom end of the prop is more efficient than the top half.  The water is more dense by 3% of an atmosphere at the bottom than at the top.


    I like some of your other theories, but water is incompressible so it is not more dense at the bottom of the prop.  I used to like the theory that the bottom of the prop was working against water that is under more pressure, not more dense just under more pressure, but some MIT types convinced me that wasn't a valid theory.  They didn't offer a valid theory of their own however!

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