kendall, a q for you...

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Posted by kelphead on March 05, 2001 at 16:43:00:

In Reply to: Re: Jablonski's presentation. posted by Kendall Raine on March 05, 2001 at 16:15:58:

ultimately, i think, it comes down to how significant
or how negligible are these numbers of drag and

i mean, if i'm a photographer and i get into some
funky maneuvers and i'm not moving much if at all
in order to take a picture, then how significant/negligible
is the negative drag going to be...?

same thing for hunters who are just hanging out
at a reef, reaching their arms in a hole: how
important is streamlining, etc, going to be for

i can see how for an 'underwater hiker' who is
cruising along at not a very high rate of speed
and checking things out would definitely benefit
from maximizing streamlining/minimizing drag
b/c they are constantly moving (probably even
moreso than a photographer or hunter),
but even there the gains acheived would be up
to a certain point and then after that it just
really doesn't matter.

just curious...


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