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Old 24-08-2011, 06:35   #1
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Wind Generator in Hurricane

Hello all

I have an Air Breeze - and I was wondering - short of removal - what is the best option for securing it in category 1 hurricane?

Should I lash down the blades so they can't spin, or is it better to let them spin as it has a built in system for dealing with high wind speeds?

The boat is in RI - and even if we don't get a direct hit, we will probably get a lot of high winds.

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Re: Wind Gene in Hurricane

I have a different brand, but I just tether mine so the blades can't spin. We have had several named storms here and it has worked well so far.

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Re: Wind Gene in Hurricane

If you don't want to remove it, at least take the blades off. Of course removal is the best bet. When the dealer I bought my boat from prepped my boat for a hurricane they even took the boom off and put it down below. Anything to reduce windage.
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Re: Wind Gene in Hurricane

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If you don't want to remove it, at least take the blades off. Of course removal is the best bet. When the dealer I bought my boat from prepped my boat for a hurricane they even took the boom off and put it down below. Anything to reduce windage.
As above, but if you're willing to do even less, LASH it.
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Yeah it's on a mooring - so anything I do to it is going to involve me perching on the stern railing and hanging over the back of the boat

Not a very stable platform to conduct work

I will see if i can get the blades off without falling off

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