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Old 14-09-2012, 23:51   #76
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It's been years since we were able to have a discussion about wind generators without having Mark Johnson accuse those who have certain models of being "anti-social." His words, repeated over and over.

Nothing anti-social about that, right?

Here on Cruisers Forum the same Mark Johnson has alternately described the noise made by the Air Breeze as: "like a weed wacker" (numerous threads); "like chalk squeeking [S.I.C.] on a blackboard;" "a high pitched, rapidly fluctuating 'Wissss ch ch ch ch ssss'"; a "constant drone;" and now, on this thread, "having a pulsating nature;" and, "sorta like dragging auditorium chairs on a tile floor."

This same Mark Johnson claims, repeatedly, to have empirical data from a GPS on how far away you can hear the noise. In round numbers, of course.

Consider not only the source, but the pattern of the rhetoric.
This gave me a few good laughs. Thank you.
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Old 14-09-2012, 23:53   #77
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this should be the active links:

Human Power Generator -- Generate electricity yourself

Human Powered Generators For Sale to Generate Your Own Electricity

40 watts thereabouts.....unless you are lance armstrong then maybe you could produce around 350 add some dopeing and maybe 750Watts.....
Neat, never thought about that.
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I've had an Air Breeze for about 5 years. It should supply more than enough power for your needs...
What kind of amps do you see, in what kind of winds? Thank you
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Re: Wind Generator (My Logic & Questions)

Austin,
Check out the tutorials on Coleman Air - I also have a lot of questions about the setup of wind and solar systems and they sure answer a lot with all their information.
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It's been years since we were able to have a discussion about wind generators without having Mark Johnson accuse those who have certain models of being "anti-social." His words, repeated over and over.

Nothing anti-social about that, right?

Here on Cruisers Forum the same Mark Johnson has alternately described the noise made by the Air Breeze as: "like a weed wacker" (numerous threads); "like chalk squeeking [S.I.C.] on a blackboard;" "a high pitched, rapidly fluctuating 'Wissss ch ch ch ch ssss'"; a "constant drone;" and now, on this thread, "having a pulsating nature;" and, "sorta like dragging auditorium chairs on a tile floor."

This same Mark Johnson claims, repeatedly, to have empirical data from a GPS on how far away you can hear the noise. In round numbers, of course.

Consider not only the source, but the pattern of the rhetoric.
Ssshh! Don't tell anybody but, I just reinstalled my Marine Air X with new blades and it actually gets quieter with increasing wind speeds. Actually it get's silent after an amp or more on the current meter.
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Re: Wind Generator (My Logic & Questions)

No matter how quiet a wind generator is, solar panels are quieter and they don't have a chance to take off fingers or foul lines.

I've owned a Four Winds (took it off and sold it) and went with solar on my previous boat.
I have a 403 Air X for my shoreside house, (noisy and pitiful output unless it is really blowing) and am thinking of adding a solar grid intertie in the PNW after seeing how well it works on my current boat.
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