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Old 06-04-2012, 18:28   #1
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static windgen on mizzenmast - anyone know about these?

American flagged ketch i saw in glebe harbour recently has a compact windgen fixed to the mizzenmast - struck me as a damn good idea for my boat, i'm always on a swing mooring or swinging on anchor. The body of the gene looks about the size and shape of a smallish starter motor and the prop is a 2 blade...anyone know about these or is it a custom job?
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Re: static windgen on mizzenmast - anyone know about these?

the boat i was looking at is called Minerva, from Beaufort SC - i might sail down there next week and try and have a chat...
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Re: static windgen on mizzenmast - anyone know about these?

for what it's worth, my friend has a windgen above his mast. he made a bracket thats fixed to the top of the mast and even allows the windgen to swivel 360 degrees. he isn't a big time sailor, more of a liveaboard, so i don't know how safe
it would be sailing in heavy weather, but it works great at anchor....
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Re: static windgen on mizzenmast - anyone know about these?

I have noticed quite a few boats with this set up...fitted with a KISS Wind Gen, works well and the owner is very happy with it....






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Re: static windgen on mizzenmast - anyone know about these?

that is probably the best overall setup, allows the gene to swivel for best output while sailing - having a non swivelling mount allows the gene to sit right up against the mast, simpler, stronger, more compact mount. thanks for the photos
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Re: static windgen on mizzenmast - anyone know about these?

Yep. Seen more such installations. Play safe with that main topping lift though!

Also, at the mast top of a single masted ship. Seen twice.

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