high power sail drive

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by rasorinc, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    Is there a design reason that a Sail Drive could not be made for 250 hp or even 300 hp?
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Volvo Penta IPS
     
  3. james cameron
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    james cameron New Member

    I have the same idea - ive started a prototype on my hull using an Alpha1 drive mounted through the hull, with a conventional rudder for steering. Its powered by a V8 nissan engine.
     

  4. james cameron
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    james cameron New Member

    Heres a pic of my setup - although its not ready to go yet. And i've come up with a better design which i'll implement.
     

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