Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-06-2011, 10:23   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Location: honolulu
Boat: S&S design centercockpit 38, bluewater cruiser
Posts: 38
Used Wind Generator

Looking to buy an affordable wind generator for my 38' sloop. Want to pole mount it on aft deck. Boat located in the North West.
Thanks! ( pm is good, or paul.poehlman at gmail )
__________________

trimming out is offline  
Old 09-06-2011, 16:15   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Boat: Columbia 41
Posts: 522
Re: want to buy a used wind generator

I looked into that too. A friend who works at West Marine tells me they last about 5 years until the bearings wear out. You can make them last longer by tying off the blades when you don't need the power. New ones cost from $600 to $1000 plus the cost of the pole and mounting hardware.
__________________

Sam Plan B is offline  
Old 09-06-2011, 16:40   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
Vasco's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto
Boat: CS36Merlin, "La Belle Aurore" Ben393 "Breathless"
Posts: 7,383
Re: want to buy a used wind generator

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Plan B View Post
I looked into that too. A friend who works at West Marine tells me they last about 5 years until the bearings wear out. You can make them last longer by tying off the blades when you don't need the power. New ones cost from $600 to $1000 plus the cost of the pole and mounting hardware.

My seven year old KISS is still working well. It's used 6 months every year and I have no complaints. Hope this doesn't jinx me!
__________________
Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beneteau393/
Vasco is offline  
Old 10-06-2011, 13:26   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 113
Re: want to buy a used wind generator

I have a "Windbugger" that I purchased many years ago but never installed in on the boat I had. It has been sitting in my closet from then on, lol. It is the 2-bladed prop. It is for a pole mount. I have the wind vane attachment that goes with it. The other small hardware (generic) stuff had been lost over time. First 300 plus shipping takes it. wizard1_us@yahoo.com Have no clue what shipping would be, I live in Stuart Fl. 34994
wizard1_us is offline  
 

Tags
generator, wind generator

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Fourwinds II Wind Generator svcalliope Classifieds Archive 6 21-08-2011 21:14
Wind Generator on Monohull Bow ? JonathanSail Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13 02-08-2011 11:46
Want To Buy: Mizzen Mount for Wind Generator Richard Z Classifieds Archive 18 25-07-2011 06:44
For Sale: Wind Generator / Radar Pole Mount & Outboard Hoist mrybas Classifieds Archive 1 17-07-2011 11:03
For Sale: Raymarine ST60 Wind System clsailor Classifieds Archive 0 30-06-2011 03:42



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:07.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.