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Old 09-15-2023, 11:02 PM   #23
Bill Streever
City: currently Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Vessel Name: Rocinante
Vessel Model: 1965 Pearson Countess
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 8
We're also 10-year owners of a Torqeedo. Great for low speeds. We have had to replace the prop pin several times, which was no big deal. Also had to repaint it when the original gray paint flaked off. Biggest complaint: Torqeedo recalled the battery that came with our unit, but would not honor the recall/replacement in Columbia, Mexico, or anyplace else where we might have been able to receive the new battery. Although we have been happy with our motor I am not sure that I would recommend buying one for cruising outside of Europe or the US/Canada, where they seemed to be honoring their recall replacements, but on the other hand I have no idea how other companies would handle recall replacements in what might be challenging zip codes. (The problem is two fold, I think. First, the batteries cannot be air freighted. Second, any shipment to some of these countries can be an adventure, both in term of ever seeing a delivered package and in terms of unpredictable duties.). On the upside, we have not had gasoline on board for years, and I have not had to clean a tiny carb for the same number of years. Plus, quiet motoring. Very peacedul.
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