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Old 01-07-2008, 01:50 PM
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I need to find an electric saildrive mfg here in the states that will handle a 23 ft sailboat. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-07-2008, 04:33 PM
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Not a saildrive but maybe a place to start:
http://www.rayeo.com/motors.htm

There is also a Briggs & Stratton electric outboard with grunt - not sure if it is still on the market.

I have a design for a 48V system using a Perm Motor PMG-132, Sevcon controller and a ZP3 right angle drive.
http://www.electricvehiclesusa.com/category_s/69.htm

The brushless motors spin a bit too fast for best results with typical legs. Here is a kit:
http://www.electricmotorsport.com/st..._drive_kit.php

You can buy Yanmar saildrive legs (do not know the cost) and they would match the Perm Motor reasonably well as they have 2.6:1 gearing.

I have not seen an off-the-shelf saildrive yet.

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Old 01-07-2008, 05:31 PM
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There is a company I talked to last year in Ohio that make a nice one but I lost the contact and can't find them. I know they have a web site but google is hopeless.

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Old 01-07-2008, 09:51 PM
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Maybe Vetus?? I can't remember for sure.

I believe Africat is also working on something.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:16 AM
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Maybe Vetus?? I can't remember for sure.

I believe Africat is also working on something.
Would they be in the US?

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Old 01-08-2008, 08:51 AM
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Couple of them..
http://www.ozecodrive.com/
http://www.bellmann.nl/drivesystems/english/

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Maybe Vetus?? I can't remember for sure.
http://www.boatdesign.net/gallery/sh...500/ppuser/421 this is hybrid..
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:56 AM
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I need to find an electric saildrive mfg here in the states that will handle a 23 ft sailboat. Any suggestions?

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Just curious, why in the states
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:08 PM
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http://www.sillette.co.uk/elect_saildrives.pdf

http://www.africancats.com/resources...on_ENG1467.pdf

http://www.asmomarine.com/2005/asmo_uk/04.shtml#Q01_12

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Old 01-13-2008, 03:58 PM
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The sonic drive looks nice - I wonder how much they cost. If no one here knows I will ask.

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Old 01-13-2008, 06:03 PM
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There are a number of versions. I have a price list. The Mk II Saildrive is £1600 or £1850 with 2 - 1 reduction, in aluminium. Bronze lower leg £160 extra.

Motor + electrics 36 volts 4.5 Kw at 1500 rpm £3200

UK & EU sales + 17.5% VAT Carriage & packing extra.

The more powerful ASMO motors are also a straight fit, according to Sillette.

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Old 01-13-2008, 06:14 PM
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Thank you.

These prices would be competitive with a diesel sail drive from what I have seen.

The leg is a reasonable price given the other options I have looked at. The motor and controller are expensive. These could be purchased much cheaper from one of the EV suppliers.

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Watch out for counterfeits. http://www.lemcoltd.com/

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