It’s motor install day.  I’ve cut off the tips of my rudders and after running the motor power cables up inside them I am fabricating the mounting brackets.

The first prototype will use lower powered 12v motors as that fits all the battery bank, charging, and monitoring equipment currently installed on the boat. Subsequent ones will be 24v or 36v.

During phase 1, we will use stock off the shelf props which have a much lower pitch than is optimum.

Phase 2 will add our custom designed higher pitch feathering props which will give us a performance increase as well as feather when sailing.

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