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Old 04-25-2008
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I have a friend who is involved in a company called Solidnav. They are selling electric sailboat re-power gear. I thought that it would be neat to hear from anyone who had actually done an electric conversion and see how their conversion went? Who did you go with, and how did it work out?

I've looked a bit and I see a lot of DIY type stuff and then the really expensive saildrives, but little in-between. Would any of you who have done an electric conversion try a product like the Solidnav Explorer in a re-power?

The first one off engine that they made worked well, and it seams that they have solved a lot of issues in the first run that remain on other systems production units. The motors are not brushed motors, the controller is sealed, it is belt driven with a reduction gear, etc.

I guess I am sold on the product, but then I am close to it as well. The Engineers seem to have done a lot right. What do you think?
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