Bit p*ssed off
today to find one of the blades on the D400 wind generator
partially broken at its base.
The blades had been secured using a 4mm diameter loop of line, from the end of the vane and looped around one blade to prevent rotation
Makers recommend that the blades are secured from turning when it really blows up, so for this reason, I secure the blades when the boat is unattended.
The last few days have seen winds gusting 70 knots.
I cannot figure how the blade broke, unless by some fluke, something was blown into it.
Anyway, I really want to avoid a repeat of this.
Is there a better way to secure the blades from turning, or was it a case of just bad luck