Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 26-01-2009, 20:51   #1
Registered User
 
Captain Jaz's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Ocean
Boat: Bruce Robert 360 - 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 355
Images: 17
By far the best Wind Generator I've found...

After hearing complaints from many crusiers on the durability, noise and other problems of most wind generators I found this - Forgen 1000 vertical axis wind turbine with top bearing 695

Has anyone used one or have a better suggestion?
And is there a supplier for these in the USA so I don't have to pay so much shipping?
__________________

__________________
'Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.' ~ Joshua Slocum
Captain Jaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 21:41   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: virginia
Boat: islandpacket
Posts: 1,833
Intresting. I wish they had the size and out put posted.
__________________

__________________
That derelict boat was another dream for somebody else, don't let it be your nightmare and a waste of your life.
Badsanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 22:22   #3
Registered User
 
Captain Jaz's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Ocean
Boat: Bruce Robert 360 - 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 355
Images: 17
I didn't realize that they where out of stock, but I'm glad that you did because I found it cheaper! - Forgen Wind Powered Generator
Seems to me its just asking to be mast-mounted! (if ur rig will allow it, but i'm sure a little engineering will sort it if not...)
__________________
'Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.' ~ Joshua Slocum
Captain Jaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 22:36   #4
Registered User
 
Captain Jaz's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Ocean
Boat: Bruce Robert 360 - 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 355
Images: 17
I only looked at the price of the last link without reading it... seems some one has already had the same thought and designed mast mounts for it!
How useful!
I must have one I think!
__________________
'Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.' ~ Joshua Slocum
Captain Jaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:01   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: virginia
Boat: islandpacket
Posts: 1,833
What is the output and what speed can it handle. I see price but no information
__________________
That derelict boat was another dream for somebody else, don't let it be your nightmare and a waste of your life.
Badsanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:09   #6
Registered User
 
Captain Jaz's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Ocean
Boat: Bruce Robert 360 - 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 355
Images: 17
Badsanta, check the PDF document on the first link....
__________________
'Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.' ~ Joshua Slocum
Captain Jaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:12   #7
Registered User
 
Captain Jaz's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Ocean
Boat: Bruce Robert 360 - 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 355
Images: 17
Though not as efficient as other generators, there's definitely something to be said for its durability of design and not having to disconnect it in high winds...
__________________
'Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.' ~ Joshua Slocum
Captain Jaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:16   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: virginia
Boat: islandpacket
Posts: 1,833
What PDF? Ok that one, thanks
__________________
That derelict boat was another dream for somebody else, don't let it be your nightmare and a waste of your life.
Badsanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:27   #9
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Seattle
Boat: Cal 40
Posts: 2,401
Images: 7
You must moor in very windy places with no sun. 20 knots of wind to produce 1 amp. An 80 watt solar panel costs less and puts out 6 amps for 4-5 hours out of the day.



John
__________________
cal40john is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:32   #10
Registered User
 
Captain Jaz's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Ocean
Boat: Bruce Robert 360 - 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 355
Images: 17
I intend to have both 80w solar and this.
__________________
'Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.' ~ Joshua Slocum
Captain Jaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:34   #11
Registered User
 
Captain Jaz's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Ocean
Boat: Bruce Robert 360 - 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 355
Images: 17
The 80w panel's I have seen cost about the same, could you plz post a link for ones that are cheaper (in the USA would be most useful cos of shipping costs).
__________________
'Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.' ~ Joshua Slocum
Captain Jaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:37   #12
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Seattle
Boat: Cal 40
Posts: 2,401
Images: 7
I don't know anything about this company, just used them to make sure I was in the ballpark on current pricing.

Kyocera Solar Panels

John
__________________
cal40john is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:40   #13
Sponsoring Vendor
 
Tellie's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hollywood, Fl.
Boat: FP Athena 38' Poerava
Posts: 3,046
I held out high hopes as well, but it seems the larger Forgen 1000 model at a steady 15knts will only produce 24 amps per day/1amp per hour. If that's true I'd agree with cal40 an extra solar panel in the array would be more cost effective. Let em build one that could make 3 amps per hour in 15knts and I'd be a customer.
Here's a comparision link
http://www.solazone.com.au/windgen.htm
Tellie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:40   #14
Registered User
 
Captain Jaz's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Ocean
Boat: Bruce Robert 360 - 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 355
Images: 17
And I can't help but think of these point:-
- Wind blows when sun doesn't shine. (including night time of course)
- This doesn't need to be disconnected in high wind (some solar panels and all other wind geni's do)
- Its much quieter than other wind geni's (especially if its mounted 30' up your mast.)
__________________
'Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.' ~ Joshua Slocum
Captain Jaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 23:43   #15
Registered User
 
Captain Jaz's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Ocean
Boat: Bruce Robert 360 - 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 355
Images: 17
I must sound like a rep for this company, I'm really not! I just want to be self surfficiant as far as power is concerned, and I have taken messures to reduce my consumption so that this and and 80w solar will cover all my needs in most circumstances... (in theory! :P)
__________________

__________________
'Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.' ~ Joshua Slocum
Captain Jaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
generator, wind generator

Thread Tools
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
Air-X Land vs AIR-X Marine Wind Generator tomj Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 42 25-06-2011 18:08
Wind Generator billangiep Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 60 07-06-2008 13:06
wind to water generator noelex 77 Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 3 10-04-2008 15:29
Hornet wind generator packrat Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 0 22-11-2006 21:27
wind generator capt lar Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10 31-08-2005 19:46



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:11.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.