Pilot-Tested and Recommended
"I just had the boat hauled; the product had been on there a year, and I’m going to get another eight months or a year out of it. I highly recommend Propspeed."
Rich Taylor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a pilot for American Airlines and has flown all kinds of aircraft, from single-seaters to wide-body planes carrying up to 300 passengers. Currently captaining the airbus A330 to destinations throughout Europe,
Rich is equally passionate about boating.
“As a pilot flying high-performance jets, I understand the need to reduce parasitic drag. Because you don’t want parasites hanging around on your boat—you know, unless they’re really attractive,” he jokes.
Four years ago, he bought his current boat, a 39-foot Tiara Sovran with Volvo Penta IPS diesel engines. Joystick-control pod drives and two forward-facing, counter-rotating props complete the setup. “Propspeed was a no-brainer,” he says. “A
clean prop is essential for maximum performance and efficiency on any boat. I had used bottom paint on previous props, but it wore off fairly quickly.”
On the recommendation of a marine repair specialist friend who handled his boat’s maintenance, Rich first used Propspeed in 1999 and found it particularly beneficial in protecting the underwater metal surfaces of his pods.
“It’s a great product—better mileage, smoother running. I just had the boat hauled; the product had been on there a year, and I’m going to get another eight months or a year out of it. I highly recommend Propspeed.”
"As a pilot flying high-performance jets, I understand the need to reduce parasitic drag."
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- More speed, less fuel
- Product performance
- Improved efficiency