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It has been a fun project. Once the old saildrive bit the dust, I made the decision for convert to electric so sourced a good electric saildrive from Sillette Sonic. While the bolt pattern was slightly different, I fabricated an aluminum plate to allow the new electric saildrive to use the existing saildrive foundation.
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Converting the Gulfstar Sailmaster 39, to Electric Power San Diego California
Happy to share a few thoughts on the system and more importantly, how it has affected my sailing “habits”. First, I couldn’t be more leased with the overall end results, as with anything new, there has been a learning curve of course but the system has performed, not only as quoted but in some cases better than expected.
I am a sailor.
Sunny Ray and her crew are doing great. We have almost 6000 miles on our GPS odometer and still perfect performance of the electric motors from Electric Yacht ! (now over 20000NM)
Top speed under power is 7.5 knots in our 38ft Manta Catamaran with two blade Flex O Fold 15×10 props on shaft drives. The previous fixed 3 blade props were great for regenerating power but we prefer the folding props which give much better sailing performance. When the sky is clear and the sun is hitting our solar array we can power at 2 knots without using the battery bank! When the wind is light, true wind at 7 knots we can motor sail with 6 knots of boat speed only using 10 amps on each motor. Our generator has only used 100 gallons of diesel fuel cruising for two years! …
In 2012, Captains Nate and Randy obtained a Maine DEP
grant to repower "Sarah Mead" with a quiet, clean and
powerful electric propulsion system.
She is the first commercial vessel in Maine, and possibly
New England, to go "Zero Emissions."
Hi Glenn, Hi Mike,
I am writing to gush over the many attributes of electric propulsion which includes solid service help from
Mike and Scott at Electric Yachts. Our family owns two Ingrid 38 heavy displacement (30,000 lbs)
sailboats. We have one converted already and are in the process of completing our SECOND sailboat.