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Old 10-04-2008, 13:54   #1
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Question Ham/Ferris Wind Gen. rotor/prop change out

Hi Cruisers, I just joined this forum and it looks pretty good so far. A lot of knowledgable old salts here and I'd like to get some feedback from you.

I have had a Hamilton Ferris wind gen. on my 35' Coronado for about 10 years. Their Prop/rotors are made of Balsa wood and require replacement about every 3yrs with minimal use, less if a drunken seagual plays chicken with it. I've nursed my last one along for this period but with the cracks and rot progressing it's time to replace it, again. New price
$299 + shipping and I'm told it's going up soon.
I think it's time for an different type rotor for this system and was wondering if anybody has tried different rotors on a generator simular to ferris , fourwinds, or windbugger systems. I am looking at a 3 carbon fiber blade prop simular to Air X that I like but Air X has a micro chip controler and I was wondering it it had enough startup torque to get a ferriss 200 going and producing with those skinny blades. The vender says he doesn't know.
Any info to steer my on to the right course would be greatly appreciated.
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