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Old 22 June 2006, 02:58   #1
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I was going to buy a bigger engine....

not any more for 29.99 it looks like they have come up trumps… How much more top speed do you think this would give ? I am looking forward to seeing a 20% saving in fuel ????

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BUK003/


"This unique new product brought over from America"... oh wow so it must be true...
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Old 22 June 2006, 04:15   #2
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I'd be interested to see their validated test results that show anything like a 20% improvement in fuel econonomy!

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matey on here (daveh?) is mr boatcareuk. I think he has carried out some tests on a jetski or something?
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I'd love to meet someone who can do 50,000 miles in a rib in a season........

They'll have no teeth, repetetive strain injuries and huge chiropractors bills!
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Think somebody needs to provide some proof, and be prepared to stand up to the claims made.

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I'd love to meet someone who can do 50,000 miles in a rib in a season........

They'll have no teeth, repetetive strain injuries and huge chiropractors bills!
But just think about it

Say 1L per mile at today’s (Mr Brown rate 95p) = £47500.00

So you would save £9.5k. and as a result you could buy a nice RIB with the money you would be saving.
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matey on here (daveh?) is mr boatcareuk. I think he has carried out some tests on a jetski or something?
You are correct - daveh is indeed Boat Care UK. He did some tests on a Jetski, he also demoed sea slide on some plastics at the Portsmouth boat show - I don't believe the full extent of the claims, but I do believe it can make a difference.
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Sea Slide Testimonials

Alice, get down the shops quick!
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Guys, had a tip off that there was some slander going on of the Sea-slide product which is patented and which I do not own! I've seen the product in use and all I can say is that it is in use at the top end of the racing market both sail and power.

The chemical is hydrophillic and takes up a layer of water which provides water on water lubrication - breaking the surface. The result is that the friction coefficient is reduced massively. Teflon for example could not even start to compare.

As jimbo pointed out I have applied the chemical to a panel of GRP which I covered half of. We carried out jet ski tests. Every person who has felt the surface has either agreed to purchase or has actually bought the stuff there and then. One of Boat Care UK team who applies the stuff will be buying a bottle for his own high performance racing dinghy. We will be applying it to a number of racing powerboats and ribs.

The top speed increase is said to be between 7 and 17%
A fuel saving of between 15 and 20% is to be expected. I'm hoping it may be of use for the Fast Cats.

The 50,000 sea mile test was done by towing various surfaces behind boats in the States. In reality we say it last a season.

When seaslide was painted on to a propeller run in a tank the rpm of the prop turning was roughly 400rpm more with seaslide on the propeller blades - showing just how much it reduces underwater friction.

By having a layer of water on the bottom of the hull everytime the boat drop off the plane, perhaps due to a wave, it picks up so much faster.

I think it would be beneficial for anyone who does purchase this, to share their testimonials with the rest of the forum!

The stuff does go on over antifoul, or you have to prepare the hull to get the paint to stick-on grp
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