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Old 15-07-2009, 13:37   #16
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I have seen a number of boats with the stainless tubing as sded shows. I mounted mine on stainless tubing mounted between the dinghy davits.

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Old 15-07-2009, 20:05   #17
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Hi mparent:
You might want to consider DuoGen water / wind generator.
In the hydro mode it produces lots of power.
At six 6 knots....about 8 amps. Seven knots....about 11 amps.
Convert DuoGen to the wind mode & its about average for a wind
generator. You buy this expensive unit mostly for the water
generator mode.
DuoGen Power from the Water

To know what combination(s) water / wind / solar to go with
requires you to determine about how many amps you will
consume per day.


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Old 15-07-2009, 22:01   #18
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We have almost entirely given up on wind generators. We have 2 of them, one on the mizzen and one that we set up on the bow when we are at anchor.
Quiet peaceful anchorages seldom have wind therefore little if any output. On average they supply 20% of our electrical needs.
We mounted 4, 43 watt panels (172 Watts) on the dingy davits. We have another 4, 43 watt panels that mount on the lifelines when at anchor (344 watts in total). They are easily movable for best sun exposure.
We chose these smaller more expensive per watt panels for breakage reasons. Should we break one panel we do not loose much in the way of charging capacity.
They all fold up in pairs for easy storage (2 ft by 2 ft) should there be violent weather.
They and the wind generators supply all our energy needs. Fridge (8 cuft), freezer (4 cuft), lights, computer, SSB, etc.

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