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Old 24-09-2010, 18:03   #1
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Great Deal on a Wind Genny

I was looking around in Sportsman's Guide and found this If you sign up for the "club" the price is pretty good, but what makes it great is the "4 Pay" option.

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Does not look like it is the marine grade one.

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Old 24-09-2010, 19:33   #3
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Does not look like it is the marine grade one.

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They don't say it, but it "looks" like the Air X. How does one determine a marine grade one or not?
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Harbor freight sells the 400Watt one in their catalogs (at least it looks like the same one) for 599.99. I was unable to find it on their web site. Using a coupon that they provide you could get it even cheaper and not have to join a club or anything.

Based on the catalog information it does not seem to be "Marine Grade"
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and the difference between marine grade and non-marine grade?
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Old 25-09-2010, 07:19   #6
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They don't say it, but it "looks" like the Air X. How does one determine a marine grade one or not?
I found that the only difference in the AIR X land unit is painted and the marine unit is powder coated e-bay you can get a powder coating kit for 45 bucks I'm going to get the land model and just keep paint on it
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I found that the only difference in the AIR X land unit is painted and the marine unit is powder coated e-bay you can get a powder coating kit for 45 bucks I'm going to get the land model and just keep paint on it
My thoughts exactly! I've owned a few steel hulls... Chipping and painting is nothing new to me..... And at Half-Price, no interest for 4 months, I don't see where I could go wrong.... I posted up here so y'all could opine if I were missing something obvious.
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I bet contacting the manufacturer will tell you if the only difference is the coating.

In any case, I would chip out the couple extra bucks and get the coated thing. I say so only because I sometimes do the maintenance for others and I can see the sort of problem one can expect in less than optimally protected alloys.

In any case, should you be persistent enough and go for the land version I do suggest you take out all joining screws and other SS elements, cover them with an isolating compound, screw back in, and then paint the holes over. Any access of salty spray to this SS/alloy area tends to result in sudden white death.

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