Originally Posted by roverhi
I ditched the wheel
on my boat and thought I'd just buy the SPX5 GP Ram. Sorry, no source that I've found. If anyone comes up with a source, sing out.
Looks like the only solution is to buy X5 GP core pack just to get the ram. In looking at pricing, the GP core pack is nearly double the X5 basic core pack. In looking at the specs, torque ratings for both are the same. What makes the GP version so much more expensive???
The only company that replied to my email
was west marine
, who will sell the ram by itself. Its not much less than the corepack - only save $150.
As far as anyone can tell the only difference with the GP version is a bigger motor
. Which doesn't make sense with the price
difference. Since the screw and bearing race
seem to be the components to wear out first then I don't see the need for a bigger motor
. Also the motors are replaceable (you can buy a replacement) as opposed to the other components.