[warning: slightly off-topic!]
Reading your description and looking at the pictures, spurs a question for you...
Originally Posted by Cap Erict3
I built an "H" beam on my stern. Wind
genny pole supported on one riser, radar mounted on the other riser and adjustable brackets for solar
on the cross beam.
Do you get much output from the solar array, as it would seem that the wind gen and radar would produce significant shading of the panels
I realize that you have "adjustable" brackets for the solar panels
, so I'm just wondering how much power you're actually getting out of the panels
(and what the total wattage of your array is)???
In other examples of this set-up, with non-adjustable / FLAT-MOUNTED panels, most sailors/cruisers find little power coming from the panels due to the wind gen and/or radar shading, and many find if they remove the wind gen (and get their panels unshaded) they recoup any lost
power previously generated by the wind gen....
So, I'm curious what you've experienced...
I understand that you may not have precise numbers, as many set-ups do not differentiate between different sources of power / battery charging
on-board, and simply combine all sources / drains together to get a "vessel total", or "daily total"...
But, if you do have the info, I'd love to know...
s/v Annie Laurie