electric saildrives

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  1. zeke durica
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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?

    Zeke
     
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    Zeke
    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/store/ems_marine_brushless_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.

    Rick W.
     
  3. zeke durica
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    Saildrives

    Rick

    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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    Maybe Vetus?? I can't remember for sure.

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

    Zeke
    :) :)
     
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    Just curious, why in the states:confused:
     
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    The sonic drive looks nice - I wonder how much they cost. If no one here knows I will ask.

    Rick W.
     
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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.

    Pericles
     
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    P
    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.

    Rick W.
     

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