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Old 02-03-2010, 10:54   #1
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Wind Generator

Looking at an Air Breeze since they seem to be quieter than previous models. Any thoughts? Also which is best side at the stern to mount one -- port or starboard?
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mount it port side if you are in northern hemisphere, and starboard side if in southern hemisphere. That way you will take advantage of the coriolis effect.
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A starboard side mount gives you right of way over port mounted vessels. Mounting an Air product is the prelude to pi$$ing off your neighbors.
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we let the boat decide. Since our propane locker is to port, we installed the BBQ on the port rail of the pushpit, which meant the wind generator fit better on the starboard side.

And yes, we have an Air Breeze and find it much quieter than the previous generation from the same company. And we continue to have cordial relations with all the dock neighbors.
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i have a air x wind generator i have had it for 3 years and iam now only just fitting it, is this the quiet model that you refer to ?or do i have the loud one and from what i have been told it is only the blades themselves that are different my blades are the black ones thanks for any info you can provide andy
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Mount it on the windward side, have a twin mount ready at all times - should the wind shift.

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sorry about the confusion

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i have a air x wind generator i have had it for 3 years and iam now only just fitting it, is this the quiet model that you refer to ?or do i have the loud one and from what i have been told it is only the blades themselves that are different my blades are the black ones thanks for any info you can provide andy
The air x is the original generator, and it's more noisy--not to mention more powerful--than the air breeze.
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