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Old 30th April 2008, 12:46 AM   #17
Jean-Marc
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Originally Posted by geo View Post
Black will also absorb more light energy. In the end it will be hotter.
Hotter on the beach, yes. Colder while sailing. Black is a better thermal conductor in air (e.g., black-painted air-cooling engines of motorcycles).

Whether a colder sail is faster while sailing, that is the question...

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JM

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