H. Pigott

FeatherStream B-Hub 3B

Saltram Saga

“Hi Nick, Well I finally got to try out the FeatherStream.”

 “I did some speed test this morning….smooth sea state, F3 wind on the beam:”

 1000 rpm – 3.2 knots

1200 rpm – 3.5 knots (+0.3)

1400 rpm – 4.1 knots (+0.6)

1600 rpm – 4.7 knots (+0.6)

1800 rpm – 5.3 knots (+0.6)

2000 rpm – 5.8 knots (+0.5)

2200 rpm – 6.2 knots (+0.4)

2400 rpm – 6.6 knots (+0.4)

2600 rpm – 6.9 knots (+0.3)

2800 rpm – 7.2 knots (+0.3)

3000 rpm – 7.3 knots (+0.1)

3200 rpm – 7.4 knots (+0.1)

3400 rpm – 7.5 knots (+0.1)

 “It seems to work very well and it’s a great relief to have stopped the prop shaft spinning under sail.  The reduced drag is noticeable I would say, with an appreciable increase in hull speed particularly in lighter winds, and a smoother carved turn through the water when tacking. Happy!”

 Saltram Saga 4020” 3B FeatherStream

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