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UTOPIA Voyages

UTOPIA   is an Adams 17 m based in Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia and was  fiitted with Kiwiprop # 16236  - a 17" x 22º L/Hand unit in Sept 2016 to her 43 hp Volvo 2003T Saildrive on 2.20:1 reduction.

After local trials she then sailed to Melbourne for the start of the Melbourne Osaka race. The photo's below show the unit post first  haul-out in June 2019.

The units needs normal antifouling and greasing - but all blades and internal bearings are moving freely and the unit will deliver many more years of reliable service. The unit has no barnacles.

Utopia  now has   ~ 12,000 nautical miles and 2 and a half years under her keel since the Kiwiprop installation.  A few scratches  on the antifoul and  just showing the start of some limited fouling.

Awesome  results and a testimony to the utility of the Kiwiprop and Antifouling from Oz Marine in Warana.