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post #4 of Old 08-04-2007
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"Anybody have any thoughts on RE-E-Power Products? "
Sounds good on paper, and "azipods" are being used on ocean liners already. But just how durable this product is, and suitable for small craft?
You're going to have to be one of the pioneers. You know, the fellows sometimes seen walking around with arrows sticking out of their backs. I'd want them to give me a solid five-year warranty including haul and redo if the seals didn't hold up in this use.
I'm willing to gamble--but I'd want THEM to show a little more faith in the product, considering the light use it would get on a recreational sailboat. (I'm a hard customer.)

IIRC it's a reliable stainless steel seal in the motor...then again, I've seen "reliable" rotary seals in auto air conditioning compressors last twenty years--or 60 days. All supposedly the same quality. Qualioty control? Not my department.

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