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Old 29-08-2010, 12:29   #1
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I bought an electric drive system 3000 from Re-E-Power 3 years ago. I mounted it on my Cape Dory Intrepid 28 and enjoyed it for the first two years. This year as I was painting the bottom I noticed a serious galvanic corrosion problem. It was bad enough that I could see the o-ring that seals the motor compartment. I sent the motor core back to Kevin for parts replacement along with $200 for parts and labor. He said it would take two weeks. That was in June. It's almost September now and I still don't have the motor core back. He doesn't respond to emails and has a machine answer his phone. He also doesn't respond to snail mail.

A web search revealed Re-E-Power has an 'F' rating with the BBB. I found blogs that complained of the same lousy customer relations.

I liked the product other than the corrosion (that can be overcome), but I can't in any way recommend re-e-power.

Oliver

PS I mounted my 4HP Merc on the transom and will ride out the season with that.
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Old 29-08-2010, 12:53   #2
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You would have been really messed over if you had been cruising in some remote spot around the world.
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Seems to be a fairly common theme:

Customers of re-e-power | Google Groups

http://lachat.com/node/120

Natural High Adventures - Warren's Blog - Re-E-Power electric*motors...

RE-E-POWER Home Page Electric boat propulsion
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The only reliable electric propulsion companies I have been able to find over the years is the European outfit - Mastervolt. here is a link to their electric propulsion motors
E-propulsion | Mastervolt Marine
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