Does anyone have any first hand experiences from the Aquair Ampair microwind, microhydro, and small wind power systems.
combined wind/water generator
? We can't mount a conventional wind generator
anywhere but high up on the mizzen mast
, and I don't want it there for various reasons; it wouldn't be effective in the trade
winds, it would be hard to reach, it would be mounted directly above our cabin
where we sleep (admiral is allergic to noice, including my snoring
) and it would add extra weight to an already heavy mast
are out of the question for space/effectiveness/cost reasons. Using towed generator
only would be fine for passages but not for when we are anchored or moored.
There are several combined wind/water turbines but only a few offer a way of mounting it as a wind generator
that doesn't involve poles. Out of the ones that offer this feature, only the Aquair is reasonably priced.
It offers a hoist in rigging
kit. Benefits would be; no fixed pole, easy to access and it could be hoisted in the forward triangle where the wind
is best while anchored and it's also as far away from our sleeping compartments as possible.
The only other option I've found is the Water and Wind Marine Generators, Welcome to DuoGen
It produces a lot more power but from the price
tag you'd think it's made from solid gold and it's above our budget
So, does anyone have first, second or even third hand experience with aquiar/ampair?