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Old 19 May 2006, 17:32   #1
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PWC wanted for speed trials

We are offering to apply a new coating on to someones PWC in return for carrying out speed trials. I'm not able to go into too much detail about the product, however the coating can be removed by pressure washing and it doesn't cause any harm to gel coat.

The product and it's application is worth about 200 and we expect a significant speed increase and therefore a fuel saving. The coating should last a season. The product has been used before on boats and there are reports of speed increases of approximately 10-15%.

Ideally the candidate should be based in or near The Solent (and the PWC should have no coating such as antifoul on the bottom). The process should be completed within one day (speed trial in the morning, application, drying time and the speed trial in the afternoon)
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Old 20 May 2006, 03:50   #2
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Contact the Solent skiers association http://www.solentskiers.org.uk/ssa%20index.htm

Or go on there forum http://www.pwcforums.co.uk/wiz/forum_topics.asp?FID=5

Some quick skies on here and they have their own radar guns for test


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Old 20 May 2006, 09:57   #3
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Thanks for that I have had two people contact me. Just need some flat water now.
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Teflon coated RIB, eh?
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I've heard it's Eel slime , trouble is once appied not even the skier can get agrip.
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not teflon but i will be reporting back!
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hope it isn't something called Kleentect

be interesting to hear more

a teflon type coating would presumably be slipperier through the water and act as an antifoul as well?
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The product has been used before on boats and there are reports of speed increases of approximately 10-15%.
I'll be gobsmacked if those sort of speed increases are achieved. Dinghy sailors play with hull surfaces often lightly sanding them with fine wet and dry. A 1% improvment could make a signicant difference in dinghy racing. Not sure how 10-15% can be gained without adding HP or other serious mods.
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It's very interesting. I am really excited about this one. I had hoped for some flat water and dry weather for today but no such luck. Hopefully we will conduct some speed trials next week. I am not sure what to expect but even 5% at 50mph ish will make me happy!
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