Prout Snowgoose Performance
Excellent postings by several showing their experience. My Prout Snowgoose was the largest of the canoe stern older models she was extremely efficient either under sail or engine
. Have always considered those Prouts to be true motor sailers with excellent hulls, absolutely no turbulence in the thin wake.
During sea trials in England
, before loading her heavily for comfort and fun (dive gear
, compressors, arms and ammo,) we did 11 knots by GPS
by sail and 13 by engine (I maintained an inventory of props for best use).
The Prout is heavily dependent on the headsails and a proper airfoil slot between the staysail and main (min-sail).
She did not point well, I admit, but being an aviator and navigator more than a purist sailor had no problem calling on engine (on long crossings I run the engine at night regardless).
I took the trouble to search this time. I admit to a small error but I hope one and all can admit that the old 'goose was a clean machine. OK 18 v 13 is double the power.
If you need more data talk to the man or check out the data and sail areas provided in Multihullworld's supporting blurb for the one they have on sale
. Most were fitted with one Yanmar
on a sillette drive leg. Prop shafts, to my knowledge, weren't a good idea then. (Either.)
These were built and sold for cruisers, they were ultra safe, they performed quite well. I suspect that cruisers in those days didn't take fridges and a/c with them so were generally lighter that is considered comfortable nowadays.
I take no responsibility for the data provided. And it would make a good trials model.