Originally Posted by Auzzee
I feel that R & D laboratories must be aware of the claims made by cruising sailors and would be quick to test urban legends, especially if the 'improved' brew requires only the addition of a readily available organic substance to render it substantially more potent.
The R and D labs have done the work. You boaters are no differant then the aero space folks. One guy with a small plane can not GET the good paints that are needed for a plane, BUT the large jumbo jets seem to be able to fly more hours and at speeds 3 times as fast and the paint lasts 5 times as long.
I own a recent USAF C-21A (Lear jet 35A). It is a nice jet. I am not bragging, but I like it and am very proud. To paint that plane with normal paint cost me 7 grand. To get a boot leg paint job cost me 21k. Guess what paint my plane has on it. That 21k gives me the best of the best. The space shuttle dosn't even have this quality of paint YET! It will.
If the 500 ton boats can get it, then you can get it. You just have to open up that dusty pocket book and get it. Heck, I am sure for the right price some can walk off and onto your boat.
Some times you have to get down to the low levels of life to get the best stuff. When we installed the by pass oil system on this boat. We were told how dumb it is and such.
The funny thing. My plane with million dollar engines go 500 hours with out a oil chage with such sump type filters.
My trucks all have them and DO NOT GET OIL CHANGES. Yet, these boat folks that seem to know it all. HAVE NO CLUE. When I told the guys at Cat that I will not be changing the oil in my Boat they were kinda shocked. ONCE I POINTED OUT it is their own system they would be installing. They were still kinda shcoked.
You boat folks get screwed. On paint, lube and maintance. I keep my oil guy very close. I have him on speed dial. I would think you may want to keep you paint guy close.
If any one needs good oil. Let me know. This guy is good. He tells it like it is. He is with a company that was making lubricants BEFORE petrolium was discovered.