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Sailing Eximius

  • Propspeed
  • Voilier
  • Témoignages

"We had a 2-knot current against us, I pushed it, raised the RPM to 2,200 and we were doing 8.3 knots, 6.3 knots over the ground – that’s beyond ‘wow’!"

Paul Alcock
Owner of ‘Eximius’, Catalina 34

Summary

Paul Alcock has owned Eximius since 2015 and until recently, had never seen her reach 8 knots through the water under motor.

Eximius, a Catalina 34 sailboat

About

Paul Alcock, the owner of Eximius, a Catalina 34 sailboat, had Propspeed applied to his yacht’s propeller and shaft in January 2021. Based in South Florida, Paul regularly makes trips up and down the New River, a channel comprised of multiple tributary canals located in Fort Lauderdale, which leads on to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean

Before applying Propspeed, Paul had never seen Eximius reach 8 knots through the water under motor. However, on a weekend trip after having Propspeed applied, Eximius  was motoring unto the Hillsboro Inlet, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway and the New River channel. Motoring at 2,000 RPM, Eximius was reaching speeds of 7.6 knots through the water and 4.4 knots over the ground, meaning she was motoring against a 3.2-knot current. Paul was beyond pleased with that result, saying “we were doing 7.6 knots at 2,000 RPM, that’s ‘wow’!!”

On another outing returning from Lake Boca one weekend, Paul was shocked again. Rushing to catch the bridge at the inlet, Eximius was fighting against a 2-knot current. Paul says, “I pushed it. Raised the RPM to 2,200 and we were doing 8.3 knots through the water, 6.3 knots over the ground. That’s beyond ‘wow’!!”

Paul credited these significant increases in speed to having Propspeed applied to his propeller and shaft, thanks to the team at Patagonia Services.

"We had a 2-knot current against us, I pushed it, raised the RPM to 2,200 and we were doing 8.3 knots, 6.3 knots over the ground – that’s beyond ‘wow’!"

Paul Alcock
Owner of ‘Eximius’, Catalina 34

Propspeed

Foul-release coating for all underwater metals.



Vessel

Sailboat

Location

Florida

Benefits

  • More speed, less drag