Interparus in touch! We came across an interesting example of an outboard motor - its main feature is the absence of a propeller. It would seem that the classic rim-driver, but with interesting body kits. But everything is not so simple, let's consider it in more detail.
Diaphragm outboard motor
The FinX Strat-up has developed an innovative outboard motor. As mentioned above, its feature is the absence of a propeller. What will replace it? The so-called membrane
This membrane is driven by the main electric motor and acts as a propeller. In fact, of course, it is a stretch to call FinX a rim-driver, but in reality the technology is fundamentally different.
Safe and reliable system
In addition to electromotorization, which is in line with modern trends, the key advantage of FinX is the lack of a propeller. Harold Guilman, founder of FinX says: “FinX is a guarantee of maximum security. We don't have a propeller. What does this mean for the public? You can, for example, swim near a running engine without fear for your limbs.
Moreover, even if you touch the membrane, nothing will happen. Our goal is not so much engine power as operational safety.”
Ease of maintenance
FinX technology also has advantages in terms of engine life. The absence of rotating parts limits the number of wear parts. “There is also no risk of catching debris or fishing lines on the screw. To believe the engine you need to try. Of course, this does not mean that you need to swim in polluted waters and test this system for strength.
But be sure that with FinX you will have much less problems than with a similar classic rim engine. Plus, even if debris gets into the membrane, it will not be difficult to get it out of there, ”says Harold.
In addition, the company relies on European production. Most of the production takes place in France.
In addition to the engine, FinX offers its customers a complete solution. The company offers its own 48-volt batteries for power storage on the boat. She is also working on related services. The web interface, combined with on-board sensors, allows for real-time monitoring of the boat. The skipper will be able to visualize the parameters of autonomy, speed of the boat, as well as analyze its condition.
The price of FinX will be 2,500 euros.
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