First, thank you for taking the time to explain yourself and the product on here, after having been questioned. And without getting into any of the rest of it, I wanted to bring up this part:
While this may very well be true, the only thing I can say is that this being a sailing forum, it's understandably going to be a different boat, no pun intended. To play devil's advocate (and believe me, I know that MANY companies are the same, I'm not saying this directed at you and your company alone), but that's saying "We're going to use the method that gives us the ability to claim the best possible numbers that we can show, even if it means a drastic reduction if someone uses something else instead". Would be like saying I've made a gas motor that gives 1000 miles per gallon, with fine print saying it was achieved using a child's bicycle being ridden by a 40lb toddler going downhill with a tailwind.
I'm not taking away from the potential of your system, or the objective of the OP's goal of gathering opinions. However, it's obviously going to be something not nearly as well-received on a a forum where users are using displacement hulls weighing far more than your test rig, or ideal hull design to achieve the performance claimed. Once you start factoring that in, it's very likely to severely impact performance, and distance/range figures of the system, which is why many of us are questioning it's feasibility in our real-world examples. I do understand that it's not something that you may have immediate chances to test, but I know that for myself, unless I had something that I could compare apples-to-apples with something similar to what I'm using, it's one of those things where I say it's nice for people that are better suited for it, but there's just no way I could justify the expense with too much unknown for me.
Best of luck though, and perhaps we'll get a test soon that's more representative of our usage to gauge it by.
I didn't post to this forum, as I thought it was premature, not having tested on sailboats. I participated in a University of Washington class that wanted to use Pure Watercraft as a test subject, and in my presentation, I outlined future markets, and sailing was one of them. One of the student groups posted here.
Now that we have been mentioned here, I'm making sure the record is straight. We would be happy to test on sailboats, and post the information here about what we discover. There is such a wide variety of sailboats, though, that I'm sure that even if we do test on one, many others will post that results from the one we tested are not representative for them. So the most helpful things that people on this forum could do, if you're willing, is:
1) Suggest which hull types would be most representative, so we could answer the concerns of the most sailors possible, without doing dozens of tests.
2) If any owners of such hulls are in the Seattle area (or the San Francisco Bay Area, where we will be later this week), and are willing to let us test, that would be very helpful. Such a test would have the added benefit of a witness who is a member of this community.