The Fourwinds is old school
. The original controller has transistors! It has an air brake so that it can not be pushed past about 2o knots. Real simple. Took it apart replaced bearings and brushes
. $40 just like new. 2 blades and very very quite
The tower cost more. But it does produce.
The controller and monitor
is as recommended by an off grid RV guy in Montana. ( I was referred from this site)
So no flashing lights, you program and set the parameters and if you wish can hook up to your computer. His big thing was that so many people kill expensive batteries by not charging them high enough. So far he has been proven right.
Early days I know. But when you add all the electronic stuff on the boat it is hard to see when I would get to the point of having to dump battery power. Started using the SSB
and the amount it sucks is scary!
Anyway we are again storm bound listening to the bloody wind from the south tonight. I am not using the wind generator tonight lol
If anyone is interested we have a blog of our escape from the snow.
Hopefully the pics will soon show Sailing rather than motor boating