Custom trailer with spare tire & 4' tongue extension
Boat Equipment and accessories:
Gary Hoyt designed "Smart Rig" main sail roller furling on carbon fiber mast
Built-in trolling motor,
2 gell cell batteries
Large solar panel,
Teak cockpit sole grid
Full bow to stern Sunbrella custom cover, with window for solar panel
Sunbrella stocking cover for main for mast down storage or trailering
EXPO Solar Sailer
Designed as a sail trainer, this dinghy with an electric motor and solar panel makes a fun family boat.
The EXPO was conceived by Hoyt (who has a long list of conceptions to his credit), designed by Hood (who needs no introduction) and built by TPI(at present, or one time or another, the builder of J Boats, Aldens, Jeanneau catamarans and Freedoms). Put Gary Hoyt, Ted Hood and Everett Pearson in a canoe and you have the marine industry's maximum tripartite brain power. The cerebral sparks from these three New England dynamos produced the EXPO Solar Sailer. Introduced at Sail Expo '93 in Atlantic City, the EXPO Solar Sailer is a brilliant, purposeful little boat. The object is to "solo" a rank beginner in an hour. Despite its utility ...