Auto bailer effect on speed

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Does an autobailer significantly effect boat speed? I'm trying to make an old '94 laser competitive (I'm the weakest link, but humor me). It has no autobailer, which doesn't bother me, but curious how important that is. My clumsy search yielded no answers.
I've had a boat without a bailer before, that boat was actually really fast so I'd say it's a negligible difference in hull speed

the only problem is that sometimes you end up with more water in the cockpit, that does slow you down so it's best to kick it out with your back foot