Originally Posted by canadian cat
I am starting to look at the Beta 43-50 with sail drive for my engine
install. What sail drive does Beta use. Beta notes that a Yanmar saildrive
is compatible with the Beta engines. But what sail drive do you get when you buy from Beta? I have read the Yanmar 50 sail drive issue threads and don't want to go down that road.
What is the sail drive and what are peoples experiences good, bad, or ugly.
Talk to Farron over at Beta. He will work up the options and give you an honest opinion on what is best for your particular use. Then after that, ask around on what others think. They really do a lot of homework when putting together the quote - much more so than other companies I looked at who just sent me a spec sheet on their engines and price
. Farron worked it up a couple ways and discussed with me the options and did a lot of the calculations of the current motor
size, prop size, etc. to ensure there were no surprises in the end.
And he never kept calling after the quote to pressure the sale
. Just asked to let him know if I needed anything else.
Tel: (877) 227 2473