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Electromagnetic speed and distance log

e’re all familiar with the problems of fouling rendering the paddlewheel of speed and distance logs useless once the boat has been afloat for a few weeks. Until now alternatives have been prohibitively expensive, but that has changed with the latest product from NASA

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