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Old 24 June 2006, 17:56   #11
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Tell you what, give me some for free and I'll tell you if it works.If it's as good as it sounds I'll tell everyone but if it's as exaggerated a claim as it sounds then I'll say so. There's very little that comes on and off the plane as much as an sr4 in grotty weather.

I know exactly what fuel I can expect to use on a normal day and can report findings.

Until I see concrete proof on my own boat I'm afraid claims like that will go into the same bucket as the 'powerpill' or THIS:- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SAVE-PETROL-Bo...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 24 June 2006, 18:28   #12
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If I had a pound for everytime someone tried to get me to sponsor them, I would be a rich man! I will report back when the race team we are working with complete their tests and break some records. I have nothing to prove as I know what the stuff is! I shall be slapping it on my racing yacht over the winter.
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Old 24 June 2006, 19:55   #13
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Fair comment but IMO a race team's findings isn't as relevant to ribnetters as trying it on a rib at the kind of speeds most ribs do.

I'll leave out the bit about waving the fee for using my boat as test bed
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Fair comment but IMO a race team's findings isn't as relevant to ribnetters as trying it on a rib at the kind of speeds most ribs do.
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Yeah but you're a PROPER nutter
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This stuff can't work.

Its common practise for dinghy racers to sand their brand new hulls to get bubbles delierately trapped on the hull and make them go faster. These seems to fill the gaps and make it go faster. It aint kosha if you ask me.

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Reading these testimonials I can see where they have got the 20% saving from.

“Before applying Sea-Slide to my 40’trawler Nomad II, in order to reach my cruising speed of 8.8 knots, I consistently needed 2000 rpms. That is because the algae slime that built up on the bottom over time.”

So what they are saying is. If you lift out, clean, and apply brand X you go faster or need less RPM to do the same speed … nothing to do with removing all the growth etc????

We lift out a 30foot yacht every winter and shock horror it goes better once it is a new coat of antifowl (and a fresh stock of beer in the fridge)

Will leave this in the water for 3 years and then pain it with hammerite do you recon we would see a similar gain?
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This stuff can't work.

Its common practise for dinghy racers to sand their brand new hulls to get bubbles delierately trapped on the hull and make them go faster. These seems to fill the gaps and make it go faster. It aint kosha if you ask me.

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This is sort of using the sea slide principle backwards. When dinghy racers sand their hulls to trap air, what they are aiming to do is to allow the water to release from the hull more readily - the air reduces water sticking to the hull, as it prevents the airlock. This makes the boat slide faster through the water.

If dave is to be believed, sea slide works by actively encouraging a layer of water to stick to the extremely smooth surface of the hull (with sea slide applied), and using this thin layer of water as a running surface bearing on the rest of the sea water. Not sure how well that works in practice - there are plenty of testimonials on websites, but I await with interest feedback from Daves first clients! We could be pleasantly surprised...
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