“I went sailing last Saturday: winds 18 to 30 kt, seas 3′ to 6′, a rather boisterous day to say the least! I had my head sail reefed down to 3/4′s out, main sail had a double reef in it and my mizzen was stowed. With the wind held at 55 degrees off the bow, and reaching about as close as I could in those conditions, I was making an astounding 7.5 to 8.2 SOG with a boat speed of 9 to 12 kts! When I tacked I could not believe just how fast the boat accelerated back up to those speeds, this was not motorsailing, just sails alone!I attribute my increased speeds and acceleration rates to your Eco-Clad® Bottom Paint, and so far no barnacles, just the biofilm you described, any and all soft marine growth is gone when I get back to my dock.”
Captain Barry Gauch had the bottom of his 46′ Irwin Ketch painted with Eco-Clad® at Southern Cross Boat Works in Fort Lauderdale. A very active and technically proficient sailor, he is intimately knowledgeable of his boat and its performance.