Re: Thrust vs Horepower

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Posted by Steve Mras on 2006-07-06 08:07:14 in reply to Thrust vs Horepower posted by Ralph on 2006-07-06 02:30:26

Thrust measures the actual force sent off by the device, in this case an electric trolling motor, whereas horsepower measures work done over time. The exact definition of one horsepower is 33,000 lb.ft./minute. Put another way, if you were to lift 33,000 pounds one foot over a period of one minute, you would have been working at the rate of one horsepower. There really isn't a horsepower equivalent of thrust as they measure different things.

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