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Old 28-12-2015, 22:35   #91
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Re: On getting liked and getting along..,

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Sir Pitt,

This forum has an entire section devoted to this subject. You are aware of it?

I agree with Sandero. But maybe questions like Mr. Pitt's are why some folks just give up. I have been posting answers to electrical questions along with Bill and Maine Sail for the past 15+ years and since I joined here.

But when a website/forum is set up as well as this one, I hesitate to point out the obvious. But I just did. Go to the top of the page, hover over forums and choose Electrical. There's only about 459 years of reading there, and most of it is as pertinent as when it was written and posted.

Perhaps another reason folks leave is they get tired of the same old questions. I don't. I get tired of folks who won't lift a finger to help themselves and do some research and homework.

Mr. Pitt, that may NOT be you, you may be new and unaware of that entire section.

Like sailing, it is a process that takes time.
Senor Jackson, i truly appreciate the candid responce. As a newbie to this forum and sailing i have numerous questions and am frustrated by the difficulty in finding the right answer. The search results for "wind turbine reviews" and multiple derivitives of that gives me a million hits of stuff I'm not looking for. Yes, I've been to the Electrical Forum but Wind turbine reviews by sailers that actually own, use and repair them is not easy to find. I have searched and advanced searched on this site and numerous others looking for a site that gives REAL reviews. On the Web there are sites that review turbines but they're not applicable to our situation in all cases. Soooo, is there a site that posts current real time reviews for wind turbines for our application and can someone direct me there ?
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Old 28-12-2015, 22:52   #92
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There are none.
As mentioned there's lots of threads with our knowledge but there are no good, qualitative, independent reviews doing randomised, controlled testing. Every company just says theirs is the best.

For solar they don't work at night. Wind does but so noisy you can't sleep. Plus the most expensive are generally better. Sorry if I sound facetious but its the truth

Happy wading thru the threads
Thanks markj. I intemd to buy a wind turbine and solar. I figured out the day, night, shade thing pretty quick for the solar. I'm working on flexible vs rigid panel benefits now. I think the rigid is winning out.
Now i need a wind turbine that works, delivers as advertised, lasts and is repairable by the consumer. It's my assumption there are at least 1K sailers on this forum with wind turbines but there seems no way to tap this information without reading a million posts......frustrating. I want to outfit the boat and leave. Not end up being a Marina Queen forever researching and fixing the boat. The advice and counsel of the members will assist greatly in determining what i buy.
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1................The search results for "wind turbine reviews" and multiple derivitives of that gives me a million hits of stuff I'm not looking for.

2....................Soooo, is there a site that posts current real time reviews for wind turbines for our application and can someone direct me there ?
1. Then the only recourse is to narrow your search.

2. No, there isn't, or you would have found it. Really, the "trick" in searching is to narrow one's parameters. In most cases, your initial results will be too many or two few. It's the nature of serach inputs and responses.

Good luck.
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Re: On getting liked and getting along..,

I've been around since 2008. I don't post that often. But when I do, they're little gems.
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I've been around since 2008. I don't post that often. But when I do, they're little gems.
Dear Cherp,

You sound like one of those people who, if given a name, it would rhyme with "spanker".
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I've been around since 2008. I don't post that often. But when I do, they're little gems.
Is this one the exception that proves the rule?
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Old 29-12-2015, 00:46   #97
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You sound like one of those people who, if given a name, it would rhyme with "spanker".
Oh dear, you forgot to change to your sock puppet persona before you posted that.
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Oh dear, you forgot to change to your sock puppet persona before you posted that.
My word I would like one of those sock puppets. Safer than sticking my own head out of the trenches.
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Thanks markj. I intemd to buy a wind turbine and solar. I figured out the day, night, shade thing pretty quick for the solar. I'm working on flexible vs rigid panel benefits now. I think the rigid is winning out.
Now i need a wind turbine that works, delivers as advertised, lasts and is repairable by the consumer. It's my assumption there are at least 1K sailers on this forum with wind turbines but there seems no way to tap this information without reading a million posts......frustrating. I want to outfit the boat and leave. Not end up being a Marina Queen forever researching and fixing the boat. The advice and counsel of the members will assist greatly in determining what i buy.
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Perhaps a good way to gain the insight you're looking for is to start a thread with some specific windmill brands mentioned.


Something like "I'm looking at mill types X,Y or Z. Does anyone have specific personal experience with these? Output, noise, reliability, output when used sailing downhill etc etc etc


You'll get qualified responses asking like that
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Forget the rest.. buy the best..
AEROGEN..
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Review of various wind generators from Yachting Monthly:

http://windtechniek.nl/Yachting-Monthly.pdf
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Here's all you need to know about AirX: it's noisy. The newer blades were supposed to quiet it down. New bearings? Nuh un. Fergit yer neighbors' complaints, and think of yerself. When the AirX is doing the job it is howling like a banshee. Not garage band volume, mind, but a lower, gut-twisting whirrrrr that I find annoying.
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Perhaps a good way to gain the infight you're looking for to to start a thread with some specific windmill brands mentioned.

Or a thread with a Poll. Then the brief info is contained
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Re: On getting liked and getting along..,

If you follow Mark J's suggestion, add one additional section, for comments, because sometimes that's where you pick up very useful tidbits. If you ask the question, what happened the first time you changed the bearings in your AirX? it might be productive.

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