So we had a ton of work to do on the boat, and mounting the wind was low on the list. We were finally getting close to ready in September and had Hurricane
Hermine come through, so we waited. Then we spun a bearing on one of our engines. Then we had Hurricane
Finally got the mast
down and the wind mounted, only to have 20+ knot
winds come steady for days. So, it is now up and running! It's mounted on the top of a 5 meter (16 foot) pole, along with a radar
1 hour update: It is quiet. I mean, really quiet. There is no vibration at all. There is a slight hum coming from it, but it's not loud. It sounds like a small electric motor
running. You can only hear this if you are less than a meter from the pole, or in the room directly below the mounting point. We don't think it's going to be annoying in the room below, but time will tell.
I'll post another update in a few days.
In the mean time, you'll be able to see some photos of it on our website at Home