You should do a search in this forum on the topic of wind generators. Like the anchor
threads, there are many opinions on various manufacturers or whether WG's are worth the cost. Certainly solar panels
are worth installing especially in the Pacific.
After reading all the previous mentioned threads I went for a KISS and found it to be worth it. If money
was no object, I would have bought an Aerogen with the water
towing capacity. KISS WG;s are simply constructed with easily obtainable parts
. I have not wired in a regulator
as the manufacturer feels that it cuts out too much of the production curve. However, you need to be prepared to tie off if leaving the boat.
I had a Rutland on a previous boat 7 years ago fitted with a regulator. It definitely was not worth the cost. It was nice & quiet but never put power in worth a damn.
KISS is a little louder but much more efficient. Air Marines are too noisy to live with, IMHO. But that is a whole can of worms not worth revisiting.